The AIM Project – Corona Virus Pandemic response
The Corona virus presents challenges to how we understand and manage risk and keep children and young people safe from sexual harm in the current environment. We wanted to let you know that we at The AIM Project have been working to adapt our normal services to support front line workers with children and young people.
Free consultation session – Monday 27th April until Tuesday 30th June
We are offering a free consultation session on understanding and managing risk, where there are concerns about the sexual behaviours of children and young people. This is to support you in thinking about how best to work with parents, children and young people during this crisis.
NB: We do not take referrals for assessment and we are not currently offering long term case consultation, although we hope to add this to our services in the future.
To access the free consultation please contact us on email@example.com and let us know what online platform your agency or local authority use and Christina our administrator will put you in touch with one of our Associates.
Free Resources – Early May to 30th June only
We will be offering an electronic version of the AIM Checklists as a free resource up to the end of June, to help to put sexual behaviours in perspective and to identify those that need short interventions and those which require further assessment. The checklists have been recently updated and reflect concerns around use of technology.
There are four checklists
- Children under 12 years old
- Adolescents with learning disabilities
- Children with learning disabilities
When available, these can be accessed through firstname.lastname@example.org
Training and Online-training
We are in the process of rescheduling training from April, May and June into the autumn, so to get the dates you want, contact us as soon as you can. If things change again, we will work with you to find new dates.
We are also currently working hard to develop online guidance and resources and to convert some of our training courses to an online format, a few of these will be free. We will keep you informed of the new developments as they begin to come online.
As training to commissioners or individuals is postponed or likely to be postponed until further notice we would therefore advise anyone not yet trained in the AIM3 framework or in the new AIM Under 12s Framework to keep using the AIM2 framework or the old Under 12s Framework respectively with caution until you have the opportunity to update your training to the new models. We would recommend that, when you write your report, as your target audience may be aware of the new AIM3 or AIM Under 12 model, that you mention that you have used the AIM2 or old Under 12s model in this instance as you have not yet been able to access the new training and framework(s). We would recommend that you access the new training as soon as you can once the lockdown has been lifted by contacting the AIM Project. If you have any concerns or questions about this, then please get in touch with us at email@example.com
The AIM Project (Assessment, Intervention,Moving On)
In 2008, The AIM Project became a registered Charity, with the objective of developing and supporting the understanding and practice of professionals working with children, young people and their families, where there are concerns about problematic or harmful sexual behaviour, through the provision of advice, information, training and the development of practice frameworks and guidance.
PO Box 778, Stockport SK4 9QQ