Reducing Violence Programme
Our award winning Reducing Violence Programme is made up of independent training sessions delivered by our healthcare volunteer trainers to young people affected by violence aged 11 to 25 years old in groups of 5-15.
I really learned something, and I think that whenever I will see danger around me I will be able to protect myself thanks to this session.
Session 1: What to do if someone is bleeding
when injured by a knife or sharp object
How to call an ambulance and stem blood loss until medical help arrives. Young people are trained to apply pressure on or around the wound depending on whether the blade is still present. Visual demonstrations and interactive Q&A features explain the science of blood loss, debunk common myths, and prepare young people for real life scenarios.
Session 2: What to do if someone is knocked out
after a fight or attack
How to tell if someone is breathing or not, how to call an ambulance and give first-aid until medical help arrives. Young people are trained to use the recovery position if people are breathing and deliver chest compressions if they are not breathing. Visual demonstrations and interactive Q&A features explain the science of breathing and concussion, debunk common myths, and prepare young people for real life scenarios.
Session 3: What to do in a real life incident
Training session that embeds learning from the above workshops through a series of violent incident scenarios where young people work out how best to respond. They are guided in a trauma-informed way through each scenario & supported to use their knowledge to think through how to respond safely and effectively, further building their confidence to act in an emergency situation.
Talking about violence can be traumatic, so we send every partner a set of free additional resources to support staff and young people before, during and after our training sessions. Created by a trauma specialist, our toolkit is full of practical advice, lesson plans and guidance on supporting young people in person and online.
I had fun learning. Now I can save lives and teach others to do the same.
All our work is trauma informed, complies with safeguarding best practice and follows NYA COVID-19 guidance for Youth Spaces.
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A couple of times in the past I witnessed a friend being stabbed. The StreetDoctors workshop was extremely helpful. I can now confidently say I would be completely prepared to handle a situation like this in the future.Salma Dekhissi, 17, from Southwark, who wants to become a criminal lawyer studying at Westminster Kingsway College