LIMBO: Insights into the effects of family imprisonment on young people

Studio 1, City Halls, Glasgow / 25 Oct 2019 09:00 am

Friday 25th October 2019

Session 1: 9am – 12noon
Session 2: 1pm – 4pm

(Please note these are two separate sessions – you need only attend either morning or afternoon)

Cost: £30 per person- to book via Eventbrite click here.

Vox Liminis present a rare opportunity to experience LIMBO: an interactive workshop designed by young people who have had a close family member imprisoned who are part of the KIN project.

This workshop offers a unique insight into some of the consequences for young people whose parents or siblings are sent to prison. We invite teachers, youth workers and anyone else working with young people affected by the imprisonment of a family member to join us for what promises to be an enjoyable and enlightening half day development session.

The session will include the following:

Living in LIMBO
Take part in LIMBO – a fun and immersive workshop experience exploring the issue of familial imprisonment in an interactive and participative way. You will be lead through the process by The Receptionist, and over the course of an hour try to work your way out of LIMBO.

Learning from LIMBO
Limbo has been delivered to over 400 pupils in secondary schools across Scotland in 2019. We will draw on the learning from Limbo and hear from voices of young people from across Scotland. Combining discussion, creative responses and action planning we will explore how the learning from LIMBO can be applied in your work setting.

Facilitated by Vox Liminis staff and KIN young people, we anticipate the following outcomes for participants:

• Deepened understanding of how imprisonment of a family member can affect a young person
• New ideas and tools for how to support young people experiencing family imprisonment
• An opportunity to creatively reflect on learning and how to apply that in your workplace



Feedback from previous LIMBO workshops:

“I’ll think more now as to how families are affected – didn’t really think about this before, excellent session, more workshops like this” Staff member, YPeople

“I found this workshop fun, interesting and powerful. I really felt like I was in someone’s shoes who has went through this sort of stuff. It was different.” S3 Pupil, St Mathews Academy, Saltcoats

“I have learned a lot from this workshop today. I don’t think I ever fully realised that it’s not just the person being sent to prison that’s affected. It’s their family too. Even though I only experienced a tiny fraction of what it is like for those families. I think I understand now.” S3 Pupil, Greenfaulds High School Cumbernauld