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Help requested posted on 15th August 2013:

Personal Experiences - Case Studies

Please help with advice on the delivery of presentations in schools by relatives of victims of road collisions. How the programme was delivered, its effectiveness and any follow-up evaluation.Any advice or guidance would be gratefully received.

Eleanor Gibson
South Lanarkshire Council

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Response posted on 16th August 2013 by:
Honor Byford
95 Alive Partnership
T: 01609 532616

Personal Experiences

Morning Eleanor,
We use these from time to time for press launches and in particular we have the parents of a young driver who died that take a key role on workshop sessions that we undertake with Y11 and 12 students in high priority secondary schools/colleges. It is powerful and memorable if managed correctly. You do need the right context, the right people who are able to deliver this and cope with the emotional effects (in this case Dad is a retired head teacher but we support them carefully and don't ask therm to do it too often).
Happy to discuss in more detail if you give me a ring.

Response posted on 16th August 2013 by:
Jim Webb
South Ayrshire Council
T: 01292 616280

Reckless driving wrecks lives presentation

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Response posted on 28th August 2013 by:
Tracy Porter
Cornwall Council
T: 01872 327271

Personal Experience Case Studies

We run a programme called Learn 2 Live aimed at year 12 students where we use live speakers from the emergency services along with a parent and a driver responsible for a death in a RTC who each talk about their personal experience. The programme is highly emotionally charged. 6th forms and Colleges are always pre warned about the content and we have a counseller
present at each event. Feedback and evaluation has always proved positive. We have filmed the speakers individually in a quiet environment to produce 'Talking Head' DVD clips which we have taken into classrooms to use in workshops. I am happy to talk with you about the programme/speakers in more detail should you wish.

Response posted on 4th September 2013 by:
Peter Wilson
Westminster City Council
T: 02076412016

Personal experience cases

Have you been in touch with Fixers.
Fixers is a movement of young people tackling issues they feel strongly about to make a difference to others.
‘Fixers’ are young people who want to change things for the better. Many have been through difficult times, and have used that experience to campaign on issues that matter to them, like road safety, being homeless, domestic abuse, or drink and drug misuse.

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