Who should attend: This three-day CPD certified facilitator training is open to multi-agency practitioners, therapists, mentors, support workers and group facilitators based in schools, youth settings, youth offending, therapeutic services, young people’s support services, CSE teams, CYP services, DV or SARC services. Facilitators will learn how to run this programme in groups as well as apply the learning 1:1, exploring ways to address the difficult and sensitive issue of teenage relationship abuse in an interactive way using experiential activities, group work and self-reflection.
Escape the Trap has been developed in response to the rising number of young people aged 12-18 years experiencing intimate relationship abuse. The learning can be applied to all young people who find themselves victim/vulnerable to the same experiences whether they identify as heterosexual or LGBTQ+. The programme has also been used with young people vulnerable to using abusive and controlling behaviour.
Escape the Trap is an eight week programme providing a simple, straightforward and accessible way for young people to address: their expectations of relationships, grooming, relationships that make them feel bad, the behaviours and beliefs of those who treat them badly, identifying the things coercive and controlling partners might say and do to them, how such behaviour impacts the way they feel about themselves, the barriers to seeking help and how being treated with respect, care and love might be experienced. The programme uses a combination of exercises, creative activities, self-reflection, light research and discussion to develop learning, awareness and understanding of this complex and traumatic issue. The programme has an accompanying workbook also available as an online interactive resource suitable for 1:1 remote working.
The Escape the Trap programme is accredited by ASDAN. ASDAN credits are now awarded to young people completing Escape the Trap in ASDAN registered schools, colleges, training provisions, prisons, charities and youth organisations. Find out more about ASDAN at www.asdan.org.uk