Strengthening participatory practice with children and young people affected by sexual violence

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Episode 6: Embedding participation as a model of practice

Abi Billinghurst

Abi Billinghurst is the founder and director of Abianda, a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs. In this episode, Abi explains how participation is central to the work of Abianda and shares her expertise on embedding participation as a model of practice in various professional cultures. We also talk about how Abianda’s participatory methods are part of a wider contextual approach to working with young people, which acknowledges and addresses the wider contexts of young peoples’ experiences. 

Abi also wrote all the tools for the LEAP Against Sexual Violence project which can be accessed on the Childhub website30 mins  

Episode 5: How do we strengthen participatory practice with children and young people affected by sexual violence? Key learning from the LEAP Against Sexual Violence project

Kate D'Arcy

November 2017 - In this episode Dr Kate D’Arcy, Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre, shares with us some of the key learning from the LEAP Against Sexual Violence project, which supports children and young people affected by sexual violence by strengthening and facilitating participatory practice in the UK and in three European countries.12 mins

Episode 4: What is popular education and how can these techniques be helpful in working with young people affected by sexual violence?

Lindsay Starbuck

August 2017 -  In this episode Lindsay Starbuck, Youth Participation Coordinator at the Association for Young People's Health (AYPH) talks about popular education and how certain techniques can be applied when working with young people affected by sexual violence. Lindsay also explores things to think through when facilitating this type of work.19 mins

Episode 3: What is the impact of sexual violence on young people?

Lucie Shuker

June 2017 -  In this episode Dr Lucie Shuker explores what research tells us about the impact of sexual violence on young people, specifically trauma, and what this means when researchers and practitioners are thinking about effective engagement.19 mins

Episode 2: What is participatory engagement?

Camille Warrington

May 2017 -  In this episode Dr Camille Warrington introduces the idea of participatory engagement and explores the different ways engagement can occur and the similar elements or principles that are present in participatory approaches.16 mins

Episode 1: What is the Our Voices Research and Practice Network?

Claire Cody

March 2017 - In this episode Claire Cody shares some background to the development of the network and explains how it will function. 6 minutes