Family Man/ Fathers Inside Facilitator Training
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 4:30 PM (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
3 Day Family Man / Fathers Inside Freelance Facilitation Training
We're keen to build our pool of trained facilitators nationally to deliver our ground breaking arts based programmes Family Man and Fathers Inside.
Safe Ground is a charity working with people on a range of projects both in prison and the community. Family Man (FM) and Fathers Inside (FI) are Safe Ground’s flagship family relationship programmes for men in prison. The aims of the programmes are to help prevent institutionalisation and re-offending by looking at how their criminal behaviour impacts on relationships, strengthen family ties, develop staff-prisoner relationships to create contacts that matter and to develop and enhance skills essential to all aspects of resettlement. FM/FI participants are provided with the opportunity to credit their capabilities, which have often been unrecognised in a family, school or work situation. Since 2003, the courses have been delivered in over 40 establishments across England and Wales to over 5,000 participants.
Arts Based Methodology
We use drama in all of our group work programmes, allowing us to explore the management of conflict, supporting people to take risks, try new things and perform – often exposing opportunity for new thoughts and ideas to develop. Our methodology is not explicitly therapy, but does hold a space for cathartic expression, enabling people to reach new goals. The use of character and story in our programmes allows participants to experience other perspectives; experiment with new ways of being or doing and feel the impact of their actions from another point of view. The arts help us understand ourselves and each other and we would like you to be part of this process. So if you are enthusiastic, creative and believe in the power of the arts we would love to hear from you!
Training outcomes include:
- Direct experience of the Family Man/ Fathers Inside teaching techniques and key activities
- Understanding how to assess students for a range of awards
- How to create opportunities for meaningful engagement between prisoners' and their families
- How to set up and deliver the Family Man/ Fathers Inside programmes
- Guidance in working with large groups of mixed ability learners
- How to troubleshoot and co-teach
The programmes have been independently evaluated and found to contribute towards a number of factors which impact on the risk of reoffending. All of our evaluations are available on our website.
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Safe Ground challenges people and communities to do relationships differently. Through drama, dialogue and debate, we enhance empathy and encourage expression, developing self-awareness and promoting social justice.
Safe Ground is a small team with national reach and influence. We are absolutely committed to reducing the stigma faced by the families of people in prison, to improving access to and diversity of educational activities in prisons and to creating alternatives to traditional punishment and exclusion, proven to be so ineffective.
We work in partnership and collaboration with a broad range of organisations and are constantly evolving.