Violence prevention programs
Our approach for schools, maison relais and other institutions
Violence Prevention Through Fighting Games
Especially during the late childhood and adolescence a lot of boys lack the necessary platform to test out their own limits and to compete with their peers in a positive and constructive way. This often leads to the search for other possibilities to release pent-up energy and existing emotions.
Respect, tolerance, helpfulness and mutual appreciation are only a few of the very important values that boys can experience during our violence prevention programs. This is made possible through different practical exercises and games, during which the participants learn to fight with each other on a fair and controlled basis. We offer our participants the necessary space to test out their limits, without going into a real-life confrontation with potentially far-reaching consequences.
We offer both single-day programs, for example during project days, and weekly repeating long-term programs, with shorter modules. The minimum length of one weekly-repeated module is 90 minutes. Due to the fact that we work in sex-homogeneous groups, we can only offer programs for male participants for the time being.
If you are not sure if our concept fits your group, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and a possible trial module that is free of charge..
Currently Self-Assertiveness Training is a concept that is still not very common in Luxembourg. This concept goes beyond the fighting games that are used our violence prevention programs and aims at strengthening the self-concept of the participants, while also supporting their personality development. That way, even more difficult situations during everyday (school) life are more likely to be mastered by the concerned individual.
Our programs combine fighting games with active games, adventure games and self-reflection exercises in order to address and work on a great variety of different gender-related topics. Simultaneously, the modules provide the participants with a safe environment to discuss and challenge potentially dominating gender stereotypes.
As a methodical support we use the so called ‘hand of self-assertiveness’ which provides us with a simple and comprehensible tool to address five key-competences that are essential to self-assertiveness. The hand of self-assertiveness is used during the reflection units as well as during the content-related planning of our programs.
The following five key-competences are trained:
- The perception of one-self and others (thumb)
- Self-efficacy (index finger)
- Assume responsibility (middle finger)
- Mutual trust (ring finger)
- To seek and accept help (little finger)
Due to the fact that we work in sex-homogeneous groups, we can only offer programs for male participants for the time being.