PP?PF were happy to have participated in the inaugural conference of the SCCR. The conference was entitled – What’s the Point in Talking? Conversation: the superglue of family life.
The Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution is a new initiative from the Cyrenians aiming to reduce youth homelessness by reducing family conflict. Through a series of national conferences, local events and conflict resolution training, the SCCR will up-skill those working with families in conflict, and bring people from across Scotland together.
Keynote address was made by our trustee Karyn McCluskey from the Violence Reduction Unit. Karyn outlined many things that need to change at a cultural and social level within Scotland. This was based on her vast experience in addressing the gang culture within Scotland.
The conference was also addressed by Aileen Campbell MSP, the Scottish Government Minister for Children and Young People. The Minister outlined the Government thinking behind the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The Minister also outlined her vision of what Scotland should be and praised the work of the SCCR.
There were other presentations and workshops on the day that tied in to the general message that mediation is a workable and productive process. It certainly gave this participant a lot of ideas as to how the SPS could benefit from introducing aspects of mediation into their daily operations. Watch this space…