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Non-violence plans

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A non–violence plan starts as a general contract young people agree to in a session. You ask young people: “What can we do to make sure everyone feels safe within the session?” Young people, and mothers, then come up with items for the contract. You then agree to adhere to the contract outside of the session at home.

This gives you something to use in order to monitor safety at home, but it is general enough that young people do not feel judged.

Later on in your work, you can use the family abuse wheel to construct individual goals for each young person. You can also couple this with the respect wheel where young people choose behaviours to use instead of violence.

You can download a template plan in the files below.

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