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Here are the resources we found for peer pressure for professionals:
The Real Roots of Youth Violence – Craig Pinkney
Video games and hip hop music often take the rap for inciting violence in the young people, but urban youth specialist and lecturer Craig Pinkney knows that is far from the whole story. Craig shares his experience in engaging disaffected and violent youth, going beyond systems to find the root causes. He also calls for a move from ‘not my problem’, to a dealing with the issue with much greater community support.
Twin Track is a teen drama about grooming for radicalisation and gang culture. It was created by the young people of the charity Integrate Bristol. The video explores the lives of two young women who live very different lives; one is becoming a radicalised Muslim while the other is being pressured into gang life.
No Knives, Better Lives – Information for Parents and Families
A wide range of information, advice, videos and downloads for parents to support young people in their understanding of the risks of carrying a knife. Includes advice on how to have difficult conversations with young people about knives, video materials and case studies, and links to helplines and sources of support for parents or family members who are worried about a young person.