10-12 June 2019

23-25 September 2019


Islington Town Hall


10.00 – 16.30 each day


£500 per person

How to book

To book this training, please download our booking form by clicking on that link, and email to

You will be trained in the Abianda model of working with gang-affected young women

Since 2013 we have been working successfully with young women who have unique safeguarding and risk issues due to their gang-association, who have complex needs and a history of non-engagement.

On our 3-day training you will practice tools and techniques and develop skills to:

  • Respond to gang-affected young women who can be both ‘victims’ and ‘perpetrators’
  • Bring about a culture shift in the way services are delivered to young women who have a history of non-engagement
  • Address barriers and safety issues that prevent young women engaging in our services
  • Support young women to increase their knowledge of: the risks for gang-associated young women; sexual violence, exploitation and domestic violence in the context of peer groups and gangs; anger; and healthy relationships
  • Work in a more effective and reflective way with young women whose behaviour can be seen as ‘aggressive’, ‘risky’, and difficult to engage with and to support them to develop skills to navigate risk
  • You will learn theory, techniques and tools from the Abianda model that can be used straight away in your day-to-day practice – including participatory and solution focused therapy techniques.

All of our training is co-delivered by young women who have used our services and who have previously been affected by gangs.

You will hear directly from young women who will give first hand testimony as to why the tools and techniques used by Abianda helped them to engage with services, think more critically about their gang-association and to develop the skills, resilience and confidence to make changes that they wanted in their lives.

You can read feedback about our Young Trainers here and hear from one of our Young Trainers about her experiences as a Young Trainer here.

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