Specialising in Public Health & National Safeguarding
The Understanding Gangs culture training seminar aims to equip participants with a thorough appreciation of the factors that see young people become involved in serious violence and sexual exploitation, grooming and county lines drug dealing/urban trafficking. Frontline workers, managers, carers, and volunteers – as well as students in areas such as Sociology, Criminology, Policing and Social Work – will increase their knowledge.
Social workers & Foster Carer Training
This one Day session is focused on ensuring participants develop a greater awareness of gangs.
-Have an improved understanding of gangs and serious youth violence
-Identify the reasons young people affiliate with gangs
Basics in Cognitive Therapy Techniques
Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (CBT) is widely recognized by the youth service and underpins much of the methods used to explore offending behaviour in both young people and adults. This course is aimed at Practitioners, Teachers and Support staff working with young people.
We train prisoners to be mediators using the Pain Based Theology. Prisoners are selected on a number of criteria:
-They are high status on their wings or
-They have committed a violent crime or
-They are perceived as gang members or
-They are trusted by other prisoners.
The trained mediators use this training to resolve conflict on their wings.
This 2hr interactive session is primarily for students aged 9-18 years of age identified as being in a gang and for those on the periphery of gang culture. Students not involved in gangs would also benefit from this workshop as a preventative measure.
Tailored 121 mentoring programme
12 week programme designed as an intervention to prevent permanent exclusion or reintegration back in to mainstream school
Multi Faith Training
To encourage Faith leaders and community representatives to come together to combat gang violence and radicalisation/extremism within their communities. Assists participants to identify and support those at risk.
This includes eradicating gang violence, sexual exploitation, radicalisation and drug dealing.
Our vision is to create a cohesive social and cultural environment where value is based on ones humanity. Through the facilitation of dynamic and interactive communication Crying Son's will enable services and agencies to reach the previously perceived "unreachable" young people and young adults breakdown the visible and invisible historical walls that have caused division and unrest. Crying Son's ultimate vision is to create a society where unity is fostered based on acknowledging, valuing and appreciating an individuals similarities, differences and uniqueness.
Claudine is the author of ‘Guns Gangs and the Implication for Social Workers’ and has received multiple awards for her services and dedication to the community. Claudine is a proactive, disruptive and thought-provoking criminologist who is not afraid to challenge the theories around working and engaging with young people who display what society deem as challenging behaviour. Claudine is an academic who has several qualifications including a; Masters in Youth Crime, Probation and Applied Criminology, the theoretical element of the Social Work Masters, Criminology and Social Policies, Counselling and Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. After being in the social work profession for over two decades, Claudine’s passion for working and engaging with children and young people remains as dynamic as ever. Claudine has a wealth of experience not just as a person who works with children and young people who display challenging behaviour, which has earned her an enviable reputation for thinking outside of the box, but also as somebody who goes the extra mile to achieve positive outcomes with the local authorities. The authenticity of Claudine’s dedication has earned her an outstanding reputation with the Metropolitan Police who have presented her with numerous commendations, one of which was for her dedication to the community at the time of the longest siege in British Police history which took place in 2003, and lasted 15 days, and another for being proactive in the retrieval of firearms and live bullets from the community. Claudine’s experience in social care has been underpinned by her personal and professional awareness as well as her creative approach to problem-solving. While you cannot fail to be impressed by Claudine’s expertise when handling complex and challenging cases, it is her meticulousness, drive, enthusiasm and passion for the young people she works with that has proved most infectious and has earned her the respect young people have for her.
Gwenton has worked in the Housing sector as a specialist in relation to the housing of ex offenders, victims of serious violence ,vulnerable young people and their families for over 10 years. During this time he became involved in the professional development of fellow professionals in related sectors through his training and books. He has made a point of remaining rooted in the communities he serves which he believes this continued engagement has greatly contributed to the effectiveness of his work.
Gwenton is recognised as having saved more lives in the community through his interaction and engagement than any other individual working in the violence sector over the last 10 years. The Home Office have recognised his amazing achievements in monetary terms by stating that he has saved the tax payer approximately £42,500,000 during that period. This figure is reached because the estimated cost of a single murder investigation is approximately £1.700,000 . His intervention and support by preventing the loss of life over the time he has been working has not only prevented a loss of a life but has saved many families and communities the devastation that impacts following such a loss.
Crying Sons Ltd
20-22 WENLOCK ROAD, LONDON, ENGLAND, N1 7GU
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