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“What have I done?” A victim empathy programme for young people.

Liebmann, Marian
June 4, 2015

Source: (2010) London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

What have I done? is a programme to encourage empathy in young people who have committed a specific crime or hurt others through their actions. It challenges the young person to face the harm they have caused and consider what they can do to help put things right. The resource is flexible and interactive, can be used on a one-to-one basis with small groups, and is suitable for those working with young people from different ages and levels of literacy. The exercises are challenging and engaging, employing creative arts, film, role play and discussion. Clear guidance is provided for the facilitator, including timetables, a list of equipment required for each exercise and instructions on how to work through each activity. The resource is accompanied by photocopiable handouts and a DVD featuring interviews with young people who have hurt others, as well as people who have been hurt by crime, to help stimulate discussion and understanding. (publisher’s description)


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