A practical resource for those who work with boys and young men in schools, colleges, youth services, Youth Justice, fostering, sports, mentoring – wherever!
#10Dialogues are ideally delivered by facilitators in your setting who have been trained* by Men at Work C.I.C., with boys and young men typically aged 13yrs+ (NB : a Primary-appropriate version of the programme is currently in development)
#10Dialogues can be deployed at your setting’s discretion as sequential, multi-week programmes for whole cohorts, sub-cohorts or for targeted interventions with particular groups (or both) and / or used as modules to support mentoring sessions, #RSE and #PSHE
The 10 Dialogue Themes are:
Who do we respect? Why? Do we confuse respect and fear? Is respect automatic or earned?
The social do’s and don’ts of being men. Pressures and privileges, limits and license, experiences and impacts
Thinking about risks and risk-taking, peer-pressures, face-to-face and online
An exploration of Objectification – seeing human beings as ‘things. How it works, its harms and how to resist it
Thinking clearly about areas in life in which exercising control can be legitimate vs those (i.e. controlling other people) where it is not
Hearing, understanding and respecting ‘no’ – spoken or otherwise
What we can do to reduce risk of harm to others – including awareness of our own beliefs, values and behaviours
What it looks like, in reality, in friendships, in institutions, at home, online, in relationships
Asking for help is a good thing! Knowing when, how and where to ask for help – and also how to offer it
Imagining ourselves in 2 / 5 / 10 Years’ time, reflecting on the steps to those goals. What needs to be learned / avoided / done?
*Training on how to get the most out of this resource – and the ‘MORE Dialogues’ resource and facilitation – can be done in person or online, via Zoom