This year's study visit once again took place in a different format than our usual study visit. In response to the pandemic, WWP EN decided that the event would take place online.
This meant that rather than a visit to one host organisation, participants could learn about good practice from four organisations (and even get a small glimpse into their facilities!). The online format also allowed more WWP EN members to participate.
The 2021 study visit theme was focused on work with young perpetrators and included contributions from:
- Alternative to Violence who presented their responsibility-focused approach when working with young perpetrators, and explained differences to work with adult perpetrators of gender-based violence (Hanne Eriksen, ATV, Norway)
- Respect’s who outlined their practice-based intervention, including the use of ecograms/social models to involve significant others in the young person’s life, and looked at causal factors for young male’s abusive behaviour (Carla Morris, Respect, UK)
- U.Z.O.R. who shared their expertise in working with young offenders and their parents, drawing on effective collaborations with social services, the public prosecutor’s office, misdemeanour courts and schools (Daniel Antunović, U.Z.O.R., Croatia)
- The Office for Men and Boys who explained their integrated counselling model for boys who use violence in the school context and the links with violence in early relationships (Fatjon Taipi and Suad Arilla, ZDB, Albania)