Breaking the Chain: Animal Cruelty Intervention

Summary: Breaking the Chain is a resource (created in partnership with YOTs) which has been designed to be used with children who are at risk of committing, or have been convicted, of cruelty to animals.
Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: none

 

 

Aim:

  • Support children that have committed an offence of cruelty to animal/s to increase their knowledge and understanding around the harm caused.

 

 

Description:
Breaking the Chain is a resource (created in partnership with YOTs) which has been designed to be used with children who are at risk of committing, or have been convicted, of cruelty to animals. It contains over 25 separate activities which are organised into nine areas of focus. These areas of focus include activities which encourage the development of empathy towards animals, explore what cruelty to animals is and why it is unacceptable, consider what triggers cruelty to animals and the subsequent consequences, and encourages them to develop their own personal action plan to prevent involvement in this type of crime. Ideas for suitable reparation activities are also provided. The variety of activities ensure that different age ranges and learning styles are catered for. Each activity has an accompanying facilitation guide which suggests how to run the activity and provides useful information to support the focus of the session.
 

The online assessment tool provides guidance on developing an individualised intervention programme for the child.
 

The resource is free to download from http://education.rspca.org.uk/education/youthintervention

CD-Rom versions of the interactive activities are available by e-mailing the education team using the contact us section of the website.

 

 

Contact:

Source Organisation: RSPCA Education
Email: david.allen@rspca.org.uk
Web: http://education.rspca.org.uk/education/home