By Janet Moore - Director - SparkedEcho
SparkedEcho have been commissioned by Sateda to deliver music workshops in Swale, as part of the Switch Up programme - beginning on 4 June 2019.
The Switch Up programme uses music production as a tool to support families experiencing adolescent-to-parent abuse.
What is it?
Switch Up is an 8-week programme of music production workshops, to support families in Swale, experiencing adolescent-to-parent abuse and breakdowns in their relationship.
Parents and young people are supported separately by trained professionals to start a journey towards more positive futures. Sessions are delivered through a combination of 1-2-1 and group activity, working in small groups of around 4-8 families.
Music production is offered to young people as part of each session as a creative tool to engage and explore issues.
Young people aged between 8-15 who are showing signs of abuse towards a family member. Parents and young persons can attend the sessions.
Workshops are taking place on Tuesdays from 5pm - 7pm on the following dates -
June: 4, 11, 18 and 25
July: 2, 9, 16 and 23
Accessible toilet: Yes
Autism-friendly dedicated session: No
Car parking onsite: Yes
Disabled parking: Yes
Guide dogs welcomed: Yes
Hearing loop: No
Level access: Yes
Wheelchair access: Yes
Wifi available: Yes
The workshops are free.
How to book:
If you are a family interested in attending, or a professional wanting to make a referral please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can contact Faye Saunders, Youth Programme Coordinator at SATEDA by email to email@example.com. Or call 07980 117932.
Who are the music workshop leaders?
Ellen Reynolds is a touring musician and educator, specialising in drums and guitar.
Kevin Grist is a producer focusing on music technology as a tool for live performance and composition.
New House Youth Centre, Chalkwell Rd, Sittingbourne ME10 2LP, UK
Sateda are a charity that provide support, advocacy and advice for victims of domestic abuse through a range of services. More info is here: https://sateda.org/need-help/support-for-young-people/