YANA Project

YANA Project

YANA Project aims to work with young people who have directly been affected by gang related violence, sexual grooming, exploitation, domestic violence and abuse.

yana-projectJenni is a qualified young persons independent domestic violence advisor and sexual violence advisor. An experienced speaker, mentor etc working 121 with young people and with statutory agencies (and referral agency) to ascertain the long and short term impact of their traumatic experience, develop a care pathway, harness and empower the young people to develop their key skills. Ascertain the levels of need for young woman and any dependent children, any mental health needs and trauma responses, support them to building resilience and establish coping mechanisms.

The long term purpose of the program is to help the young people to recognise and accept their self worth, build their confidence and recognise situations that pose risk and reduce the long term harm.

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Comments from student evaluations
21 May 2018

“We hadn’t considered the pressure our male peers face before this session”

“I feel like now I know who and how to get support if one of my friends is suffering with a DV issue”

“Jenni was so engaging and made me feel comfortable to get involved”

“I enjoyed every second from when I walked through the door to when I walked out!”

“Everyone got to express their opinions in a safe space and I actually felt confident to get involved, as I don’t usually speak a lot”

Comments from student evaluations

BSix Sixth Form in Hackney

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