What Have I Done?: A Victim Empathy Programme for Young People
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010 - Social Science - 204 pages
Victim awareness and the needs of victims of crime are a major societal concern. What Have I Done? is a photocopiable resource and downloadable online content to encourage empathy in young people who commit crimes or hurt others through their actions. It is designed to be used directly with young people who have committed a specific crime or caused harm and distress to others through their actions, and challenges the young person to face the harm they have caused and consider what they can do to help put things right. The course is flexible and interactive, and can be used on an individual basis or with small groups, and is suitable for young people with limited literacy. The exercises are challenging, and aim to be engaging through the use of creative arts, film, role-play and discussion. Clear guidance is provided for the course leader, and evaluation is built into the course, including a psychometric test. A downloadable online content to help stimulate discussion is also included. What Have I Done? will be ideal for victim empathy work in Youth Offending Teams and Young Offender Institutions, and can equally be used in schools, children's homes, youth groups and any context with young people. The programme is measurable, featuring pre- and post-programme empathy scales, and is suitable for young offenders subject to a youth rehabilitation order.
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10–15 mins EQUIPMEnt 5–10 mins EQUIPMEnt actions affected APPRoxIMAtE tIME 5–10 Ask the participant(s Ask the participants Ask the young assessment circle Close and evaluation conflict tree Core Exercise Crime tears defensive thinking DVD and discussion encourage the young EQUIPMEnt REQUIRED paper EQUIPMEnt REQUIRED pens example excuses Exercise 4.1 facilitator factors feelings bubbles feelings graph felt flipchart paper Follow-up Exercise 4.5 gained and lost groupwork HAnDoUts nEEDED happened harmony tree hurt by crime identify InA onE-to-onE sEttIng incident Instructions InA onE-to-onE jet address labels laser jet address Lead-in Exercise 1.1 letter marker pen meanings for responsibility mins EQUIPMEnt REQUIRED Module offence parent(s)/carer(s parent/carer participant a copy person I hurt person or group person they hurt person to draw person to think person you hurt person’s previous exercise programme restorative justice restorative process ripples role play session sheet of flipchart someone Template workbook young person Youth Offending Service Youth Offending Team