Social Futures Institute Conference 2017: Creating Safe Cultures for Young People
Paul van Schaik (acting organiser)
Psychology has much to offer in relation to insight in to risk factors and informing solutions that promote safer cultures for young people. Psychology is a discipline that is multifaceted in relation to understanding behavior. Psychologists support a range of services in schools, social services, the justice sector and the NHS. A psychological perspective offers insight in to the patterns of behavior and circumstances that might lead to increased vulnerability for young people. This comes in many forms and can include mental health assessment, interventions in the form of therapy, models of understanding of behavior and motivation, interventions that offer support to victims of crime.