By Gary Lovatt
Working intensively with partners from Health, Crime and Education it’s hard to get through a meeting these days without the mention of needing to build ‘better resilience’ in young people.
Indeed it’s refreshing that after years of apparent compartmentalisation of behaviours into different areas (alcohol, smoking, sexual activity, anti-social behaviour, self-harming etc) we’re learning that attitudes and behaviours generally start with addressing the protective factors that allow young people to make better, informed choices.
So how do you achieve and measure resilience? The answer is that you need to adopt a multi-targeted strategy, starting with examining the determinants of those behaviours in more detail. Read the rest of this entry »
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To round off a busy summer, we are really pleased to say that our brand new website has gone live today!
With a much needed fresher look, the long-awaited new site will act as the main ‘hub’ for information on our main products and programmes, R U Different?, Mindful Me and CTZN with links to their individual sites.
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In 2015 (February and March) we will be launching a series of showcase events in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London. The events will share key evaluation findings from the programme and bring delegates up to speed on the latest Ofsted changes affecting PSHE in schools. Dates will be announced early January (although you can register your interest now).
We will also officially be launching our next major programme #ctzn (www.ctzn.co.uk) which is a mobile platform for recognising and rewarding young people for positive contributions they are making to their schools and communities.
Finally we will adding 6-10 new members to our team and continuing our search for delivery partners in other parts of the UK. We will also be looking for more charities who we can support and work alongside. Please contact us if you are interested in working with us!
Thanks once again for your amazing support this year and from everyone at Social Sense, have a fabulous Christmas and New Year.