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What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?

Clair Aldington | Marian Liebmann | Pete Wallis


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Victim awareness and the needs of victims of crime are a major societal concern. What Have I Done? is a photocopiable resource and downloadable online content to encourage empathy in young people who commit crimes or hurt others through their actions. It is designed to be used directly with young people who have committed a specific crime or caused harm and distress to others through their actions, and challenges the young person to face the harm they have caused and consider what they can do to help put things right.

The course is flexible and interactive, and can be used on an individual basis or with small groups, and is suitable for young people with limited literacy. The exercises are challenging, and aim to be engaging through the use of creative arts, film, role-play and discussion. Clear guidance is provided for the course leader, and evaluation is built into the course, including a psychometric test. A downloadable online content to help stimulate discussion is also included.

What Have I Done? will be ideal for victim empathy work in Youth Offending Teams and Young Offender Institutions, and can equally be used in schools, children's homes, youth groups and any context with young people. The programme is measurable, featuring pre- and post-programme empathy scales, and is suitable for young offenders subject to a youth rehabilitation order.

Realising how we affect others is an integral part of growing up, and acknowledging that young people have a huge capacity for change should be part of how we support them and their victims. This book successfully examines how young people react to their offending behaviour and how they can effectively address this while learning to take alternative actions in the future to avoid such negative outcomes.
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Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
FRONT COVER front cover
What Have I Done?:\rA Victim Empathy Programme For Young People 2
Contents 4
Acknowledgements 8
Section I: Theoretical and Practical\rBackground 8
Who is this workbook for? 10
What is victim empathy? 10
Victim empathy and reparation 12
Victim empathy and the restorative process 12
Restorative principles and values 14
Terminology 14
Notes for facilitators 14
Assessment for suitability 18
Groupwork 20
Course structure 22
Homework 24
Example timetables, structures and timings 24
Useful organizations 28
Further reading 28
Section II:\rGetting Started 30
Pre- and post-victim empathy scales 32
Expectations: What I need to work well\r 32
Section III:\rThe Modules 34
Module 1:\rThinking about what I did 36
Lead-in Exercise 1.1\rMy opinions, my values 38
Lead-in Exercise 1.2\rHow far would I go? 44
Lead-in Exercise 1.3\rMy feelings graph 46
Module 1 Core ExerciseTelling it like it was 50
Follow-up Exercise 1.1\rExcuses, excuses… 58
Follow-up Exercise 1.2 Am I ready\r(to take responsibility)? 65
Follow-up Exercise 1.3\rHow responsible am I forwhat happened? 73
Follow-up Exercise 1.4\rThinking about my crime 76
Follow-up Exercise 1.5\rYes I did it, yes it was me 81
Follow-up Exercise 1.6\rWhat have I gained, whathave I lost? 87
Follow-up Exercise 1.7\rDVD and discussion 90
Module 1 Close and evaluation 90
Module 2: Thinking about the\rperson I hurt 92
Lead-in Exercise 2.1\rMe as a victim 94
Module 2 Core Exercise What’s it like being the\rperson I hurt? 100
Follow-up Exercise 2.1\rBeing the person I hurt 107
Follow-up Exercise 2.2 What has the person I hurt\rgained and lost? 111
Follow-up Exercise 2.3 A feelings graph for the\rperson I hurt 114
Follow-up Exercise 2.4\rDVD and discussion 116
Follow-up Exercise 2.5 A visit to an Accident and Emergency Department(A&E) or meeting with a\rsurrogate victim 118
Module 2\rClose and evaluation 120
Module 3:\rThinking about whoelse I affected 120
Lead-in Exercise 3.1\rRipples 122
Module 3 Core Exercise\rThe ripples from my crime 124
Follow-up Exercise 3.1\rRole play as my parent/carer 128
Follow-up Exercise 3.2 What has my family gained\rand lost? 132
Follow-up Exercise 3.3 A feelings graph for my\rparent(s)/carer(s) 136
Follow-up Exercise 3.4\rDVD and discussion 138
Module 3 Close and evaluation 138
Module 4\rMy chance to put things right 140
Lead-in Exercise 4.1\rMy conflict tree 142
Module 4 Core ExerciseCrimes tear people apart –what can help to put themback together? 146
Follow-up/homework Exercise 4.1\rLetter to the person I hurt 154
Follow-up/homework Exercise 4.2\rLetter from the person I hurt 160
Follow-up Exercise 4.3\rPersuade the person I hurt 164
Follow-up Exercise 4.4\rDVD and discussion 166
Follow-up Exercise 4.5\rMy harmony tree 166
Follow-up Exercise 4.6 What makes a good role\rmodel? 170
Follow-up Exercise 4.7\rWhat others think of me 172
Follow-up Exercise 4.8\rThe Martians have landed! 178
Follow-up Exercise 4.9\rLooking to the future 180
Follow-up exercise 4.10 Explain restorative justice\rto someone new 184
Module 4 Close and evaluation 186
Template 1: Values coin\r 188
Template 2:\rFeelings faces 190
Template 3: Thought and\rfeelings bubbles 190
Template 4: Human figure 193
Template 5: Anger cards 193
Evaluation questionnaire 194
Pre- and post-victim empathy scales\r 194
BACK COVER back cover