Introducing: HIVE 2020 Webinar Series

October 14th, 2020

A new way to get together and share best practice

Here at Redthread, we have spent the past few months thinking about how we can bring the HIVE network together to share best practice at a time when collaboration and mutual support is needed more than ever.

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a series of webinars and networking sessions, starting in October 2020 and running into the new year.

We hope that this flexible format means that we can reach as many of you as possible, while still keeping that sense of community and camaraderie that our in-person conference usually provides.


Session 1: Teachable, reachable and scalable –
What makes an intervention a teachable moment?

Thursday October 22nd 3:30 – 5pm BST
Keynote speeches followed by Q&A and an opportunity to network.



Our extensive experience tells us that this moment of vulnerability, when young people are out of their comfort zone, alienated from their peers, and often coming to terms with the effects of injury, is a time of change – the ‘Teachable Moment’.

Over the past few years, the teachable moment has become a buzzword in youth work, and is increasingly used in policy, practice and in the media. But what makes a teachable moment different from any youth work intervention? What components are non-negotiable, and can we successfully expand this methodology beyond health care settings?

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Confirmed Speakers

John is CEO of Redthread. As a trained and experienced youth worker John took the reins of Redthread in 2009.

Since then, Redthread has been working in partnership with London’s major trauma centre hospitals to embed youth workers in emergency departments, and under his leadership has expanded this work into hospitals in Nottingham and Birmingham.

In 2019 he was awarded an OBE for services to Young Victims of Serious Violence.



 Jack Rowalands is a Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector and currently works at London’s Violence Reduction Unit. In his 17 years of service he has experienced the impact of violence on society first hand.

Since 2010 he has concentrated on tackling the root causes of violence and has created a number of award-winning diversion programmes.

Most recently Jack has created DIVERT, a police custody diversion programme, designed to help 18-25s away from crime and into employment, education and training.


Fatimah leads the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (HAVI) as its first Executive Director.

The HAVI builds and connects violence intervention programs across the US and promotes equity for victims of violence globally.

Her vision for social change has been shaped by a rich heritage of resilience in the wake of harm, from her father’s incarceration to her family’s experiences with homelessness.

Fatimah is fighting for a system that centres racial equity, preventative public health strategies, and trauma-informed support to break the cycle of violence.


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Upcoming Sessions:

Over the next few months, we will be running a series of webinars and workshops including:

  • Care Leavers: the lasting impact of an adolescence in care
  • Exploitation: when an exploited child becomes a young adult
  • The Generations: young people as sons, daughters and parents
  • COVID-working in clinical spaces in a post-COVID world
  • Race and Discrimination: intersecting pressures for young adults

Speakers and times are still being confirmed, so sign up to HIVE to ensure you don’t miss out on the latest news from the network: https://www.redthread.org.uk/register/


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