Conflict Resolution: COMMUNIC8

A programme for parents and their children to improve communication and relationships in the home

Communic8 is a specialist package developed in partnership with clinical psychologists and offender learners. The programme covers a range of reflective activities through role-play, discussion and group exercises

  • Delivered in groups of between 4 & 16 participants with offender learners and their guardians
  • Improve emotional awareness and emotional literacy
  • Control anger and aggression; Understanding anger and how to control it
  • Understand the causes and consequences of confrontation
  • Victim awareness
  • Improve communication
  • Explore non-violent interaction patterns between parents and adolescents
  • Excellent completion rates
  • All inclusive packages available at two levels: £600 & £1800. Unit head cost £15 per session

Communic8 uses drama and associated teamwork, problem solving, presentation and discussion methods which see wider benefits to the learners' development. Increased skills including:

  • Speaking and listening
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Drama and presenting
  • Social and Therapeutic benefits:
  • Increased esteem and self-worth
  • Confidence and empathy levels are raised
  • Coping mechanisms, alternative strategies and awareness of triggers for destructive behaviour
  • Improve and develop friendships

Case Study

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Male A took part in an 8 week Communic8 programme

Pre course male A:

  • Lacked confidence
  • Violent and aggressive behaviour at school and home
  • Regular physical and verbal fights at home

Post and during Communic8 male A:

  • Attended school full time
  • Received formal notification of improved behaviour at school
  • Had no incidents of violent or aggressive behaviour
  • Mother and male A both reported improved relationship and communication
  • Mother gave more positive feedback to male A and acted more assertive