We are starting work on a new project to produce an online multi-media violence prevention resource for primary schools. Over the years we have been approached by several primary schools who were aware of our award winning secondary school programme to see if it could be used in the primary school setting. We felt that younger children needed a more flexible, largely teacher-delivered but pupil-centred programme which crossed the Curriculum for Excellence to approach the issues they faced from a variety of different angles.
The Curriculum for Excellence aims to develop successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. Our aim in developing bCSI (Brave Strong Confident Individuals) is to encourage development of these skills and to capture interest while also giving the children the confidence to make safe independent and effective decisions about personal safety, knife carrying and gang membership.
During the last year we carried out some pilot work and now with funding from No Knives Better Lives, First State Investments and the generosity of all of our supporters we aim to transform this into an online resouce for primary schools that will be hosted on GLOW from late 2014.
If you would like more information or if you are a primary school teacher who would like to help please get in touch with us email@example.com
MAV launched their Domestic Abuse and Veterinary Initiative (DAVI) at Glasgow University Vet School's Small Animal Hospital on Thursday 26th April 2012. A collaboration between the Links Group, OneKind, Crimestoppers, Pet Fostering Scotland and the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, the initiative aims to train the veterinary team in how to approach the difficult issue of domestic abuse which can affect pets as well as well as other family members with owners.
DAVI will see vets trained to spot the signs of abuse in both animals and their owners and encourage victims to report to the police, support services or to give information about the abusers anonymously to Crimestoppers.
The first training course for the vet team will be held on the 17th April at the Forth Valley College Stirling Campus from 12-7pm. Please get in touch for more details or to register for a place. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0141 532 5816
We are always on the look out for new members from all areas of Scotland. If you are a doctor, dentist, nurse, vet or paramedic and would like more information please use our contact form and select Christine Goodall from the list of contacts.
Medics against Violence have added another award to their collection. We were delighted to win the Lord Provost of Glasgow's medal for Community Service in December 2011. Earlier in 2011 we won a Glasgow Community Champions award and in 2009 we won a Scottish Policing award for our outstanding contribution to Criminal Justice and Tackling Crime Read more
Photo courtesy of the Evening Times shows shows us collecting our Community Champion award
MAV has a new member on our charity board. Dr Michael Murray, Consultant Neuroanaesthetist at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow has been a very active member of MAV since we launched in 2008 and we are delighted to welcome him to the team
Every day, medics see the outcomes of violence on their operating tables, in their surgeries and in their clinics. While we do our best to repair the wounds left by violence, it’s not easy: even the best surgeons can't remove all trace of an attack, and scars may run far deeper than what is seen on the surface. We think that a lot of violence could easily be prevented, meaning a lot less victims and a lot less suffering. That's why we set up Medics Against Violence. Our aim is to prevent violence before it happens.
We will be holding further training events for our School Project Volunteers in both Glasgow and Dundee this year. Please join us the courses are free and CPD certificates will be provided.
Our Schools Project aims to help young people realise the consequences of violence and change their attitudes towards knife carrying and gang membership. We do this by telling them about our experiences of the medical consequences of violence.
The training gives you all the information and skills you need to go out to schools and get this message across.
If you'd like to attend a future course please get in touch so that we can contact you when we run the next one stating a preference for either Glasgow or Dundee
email email@example.com or phone 0141 532 5816