Shame Informed Practice

Shame Informed Practice

Through our experience of working with young people involved in serious youth violence and gangs, it is clear that there is always a narrative of Shame that triggers people to become violent.

This theory is nothing new and has been pioneered by academics like James Gilligan and those who have worked in the field such as Jonathan Asser. Furthermore, the research of Brené Brown points to a need for Shame Awareness to be able to live truly happy and healthy lives.

Our aim for Shame Informed Practice is to share our learnings with both the wider sector working with young people, but also other sectors interested in getting the most from their staff, their customers and themselves. Areas covered include:

  • DEFINING SHAME

  • SHAME, CONNECTIONS AND BONDS

  • HIDING BEHAVIOUR

  • SHAME IN ACTION

  • SHAME AWARENESS

  • BEING SHAME AWARE

  • THE ANTIDOTE TO SHAME

Compass of Shame