New areas of support available to schools and settings, for example:
Sexual bullying and relationship violence (and links to safeguarding). The wide availability of pornography is having an effect on young people's perceptions of what is normal, appropriate and acceptable in a relationship.
Protective Behaviours looks at creating an internal measure of safety - do I feel safe? It then helps pupils to develop strategies for self-protection which are applicable to young people's whole lives, raising self-esteem, communication skills, problem solving, conflict resolution and making appropriate behaviour choices.
Using drama techniques to support learning and emotional development is an exciting way to recognise the importance of feelings and emotions whilst remembering that feeling are feelings, behaviours are a choice.
For more information contact Liz Bates, Education Adviser.