The main aim of LINX is to help young people understand the concept of cognitive and affective empathy and to help reduce anti-social or violent behaviour from occurring in the future.

LINX has an understanding that anti-social behaviour is frequently adopted as a survival strategy and therefore offers a credible alternative to exclusion and disruptive behaviour.

We have designed an iterative magnetic ‘Empathy Wall’, to enable young people explore links between their lived experience, feelings and offending  behaviour. They are also given the opportunity to explore skills to manage risk and learn how to communicate in a safe and constructive manner, in turn helping them to build healthy relationships, develop social skills and emotional literacy.

 

Case Studies

See for yourself how the work of the Hampton Trust has transformed lives for the better

Physical and verbal violence towards their family has ended

D was referred to LINX and displaying a lot of verbal and physical aggression towards a family member on a daily basis. Through engagement with LINX D spent time evaluating how his behaviour impacts both on himself and others. We also focused on D’s self-esteem and goal aspirations; and throughout our work we have paid […]

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Taking steps to address his behaviour

A received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. A had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and was living with his partner. They had a daughter and a were expecting a second child. A engaged positively throughout workshop A, he was honest about the incident leading to arrest and said that he wanted to […]

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Accessing local services for additional support

D received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. D had split from his partner and had continued to contact her following their separation even though she had asked him to stop. D arrived at workshop early and in a high state of anxiety. D disclosed being extremely frightened of what the workshop was about and […]

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Accessing additional support to make changes

C received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. During the CARA sessions C engaged well and was reflective about his circumstances. He recognised stressors in his relationship associated to his habitual drug dependency and that he wanted to get help. C also disclosed childhood sexual abuse and recognised that he needed help to address this. […]

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