The causes of knife crime and gang violence are a multifaceted problem. It will take years, cost millions and will require everyone to work together across community and statutory agencies. The end result for the perpetrator is likely to be they end up in prison. Could we change the culture in our youth prisons to one of an empowering community and better prepare them for re-integration and dramatically reduce re-offending?
Our philosophy and approach
Our society is suffering from a lack of self-responsibility – a disease created by decades of Governmental self-interest amongst other things. The education system has become not fit for purpose; it has lost sight of creating a whole person curriculum building self-responsibility and independent individuals.
Young people today are the future, they need to be empowered with personal development skills including a change of mind-set, life skills, motivated and inspired to take control of their life. We believe young people from disadvantaged families are the group most at risk, particularly with the 4thIndustrial Revolution and Artificial Intelligence. Perhaps the wave of increasing knife crime and serious violence by young people is a cry for help,a way to reject the messed up society we’ve created for them.
The only way young people are going to change is if they choose to become self-responsible and take control of their life – easier said than done. We have to create an environment where they feel safe and trust those partnering them, before any teaching or training can start. We have done this with an innovative and evidence based personal development programme using a powerful combination of life coaching, mindfulness and emotional literacy techniques.
Our Unique Selling Point is a concept called the ‘energetic connection’, it’s similar to gut feeling and intuition but with more potential for a deeper connection. The better we feel about ourselves the more positive energy we are emitting and we have a stronger connection to those around us. Today’s children have innate abilities and wisdom and are more sensitive to energy, they can be labelled autistic, ADHD, Gen Y or millennials and many others, but they are drawn to adults emitting positive energy and integrity.
The energetic connection is where participants connect to a deeper level of themselves and start to become aware of a wider view of the world. With practice they can expand their level of consciousness beyond themselves and have the capacity, desire and experience of making different life choices during our suite of programmes. We have programmes for young people, parents (a vital participant) and teachers, in the last session they create their own sustainability strategy.
We KNOW that everyone has huge untapped potential and we have found the KEY to unleash it! Help us in our quest; let’s apply this proven programme together.
Together WE WILL transform our society – from the inside out!
Our Learning Framework is a diagram showing the neurobiological potential connections, each participant intuitively takes what they need: http://developyourchild.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2017/08/DYC-l-f.pdf.
The energetic connection and our programmes have been evaluated by Canterbury Christ Church University over a 2-year period with disadvantaged families from a deprived area. https://developyourchild.co.uk/canterbury-christ-church-university-evaluation/
Our methodology: https://developyourchild.co.uk/methodologies/