"Very informative, great exercise to explore language and changing our line of questioning to help enable us to share the problem rather then isolating young women to feel like they need to figure it out themselves. (Solution focused) Jocelyn helped to remind me and provide a deeper understanding of the physical, emotional and social risks involved that can place burdens on leaving CCE or other criminal activity."

Training course
Working with Young Women and Girls Affected by Gangs and County Lines









Who for?

This module must be completed before any further modules on our Star Project Exercises or Reflective Practice.


​An interactive 3-hour module delivered by our practitioners.


Learning Outcomes

  • Attendees learn about Abianda – our model of practice, values and services.

  • We provide an introduction to Solution Focused Practice, a cornerstone of our approach to working with young women.

  • We explore and challenge the stereotypes and myths around young women, gangs and county lines, and facilitate a critical discussion of the term “gang”.

  • We address the risks young women face, and the barriers to them accessing support.

  • We share the ideal knowledge, skills and attitudes young women tell us they want professionals to have.

  • Attendees will come away with an enhanced understanding of how young women and girls are affected by gangs and county lines, what stops them from getting help, and how to respond.




  • Pre-training suggested reading

  • Case study example


  • Powerpoint slide

  • Post-training handout

"An Introduction to Working with Young Women and Girls Affected by Gangs and County Lines"

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