The Council of Europe has designated a team of trainers from the Centre for Learning Behaviour to train violence reduction in schools facilitators across Europe, at national or regional level, to implement violence reduction in schools programmes. For information on this training programme please contact the Centre for Learning Behaviour email C.Gittins@warwick.ac.uk
PLEASE NOTE: THE TRAINING PACK IS DESIGNED TO BE ADAPTED FOR COUNTRIES OR REGIONS TO SUPPORT NATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND A TRAINING PROGRAMME FROM THE CENTRE FOR LEARNING BEHAVIOUR IS REQUIRED BEFORE THE MATERIALS IN THE PACK CAN BE USED EFFECTIVELY.
The Violence reduction in schools training pack has been developed from the Council of Europe programme "Building a Europe for and with children". It is designed to support existing violence prevention schemes in Council of Europe member states by training facilitators in whole-school approaches to violence reduction. It is aimed at assisting senior staff in schools and other child services with their responsibility to create a climate of harmony where violence is not expected, experienced or tolerated.
The aims of the pack are to establish a cascade training which will help senior staff in schools and child services to:
- create a climate of non- violence and harmony in the school
- develop a self-review instrument to assess the level and nature of violence in individual schools, or other settings, such as special schools, young offenders institutions, etc;
- draw up and implement an action plan based on a self-review;
- respond to violence in ways to prevent a recurrence, thus embedding change by ensuring that training is effective.
Achieving these, even partially, will enhance significantly the efforts of governments and international organisations to replace school violence - amongst pupils and between school staff and pupils - with a climate of harmony conducive to learning and preparing the young to meet life challenges, both present and future.
How to obtain the Pack
The Pack consists of :
For all other information about the Pack please contact the Council of Europe programme "Building a Europe for and with children" at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information concerning translation rights are found on p. 9 of the introduction to the Pack.
Article Id : 15770
Date Posted: 3/8/2009