Category Archive: Learning and Growth Ideas

SchoolsPlus

“Healthcare leaders have recognized that by working together and leveraging their shared knowledge and opportunities they can improve policy, service design and treatment options. For example, our School Plus program is a leading practice in [Canada] and school boards, schools and families are speaking about its strength and value.”

Leo Glavine, provincial health minister in Canada

SchoolsPlus is a collaborative interagency approach supporting the whole child and their family with the school as the center of service delivery.

Learn more: https://schoolsplus.ednet.ns.ca

 

 

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There are well-timed behavioural rewards and endorsements built into the ward programme to encourage young people to keep on track. For example, after a session of education or group therapy there is always a break during which the young people have a drink and free time.

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Staff facilitate young people’s communication in various ways: verbally, non-verbally or symbolically, through play and the expressive arts, and provide emotional containment so that they can move on emotionally, socially and educationally.

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Endings and transitions are typically difficult times for young people, their families, and the ward team involved. Because discharge is as significant as admission, moving forward is an essential part of sensitively managing therapeutic relationships.

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Breaking down complex problems

Young people value sessions that focus on breaking down their complex problems into a single goal that they can describe and visualise.

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The staff make liberal use of praise — there are big smiles and cries of ‘well done’ if a young person manages even a small achievement.

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Facilitate work placements for young people

Where appropriate we endeavour to facilitate work placements for young people. We have forged good relationships with several charity shops in the local area and most recently had a student visit local youth magazine ‘Exposure’, and attend an induction at Hospice Muswell Hill. From: simmonshouse.org

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Targeted behavioural programmes are provided to help young people learn new behaviours and ways of managing themselves. These are reviewed regularly and adjusted so as to maintain the momentum of treatment. Access to dedicated clinical psychology time is invaluable in this task.

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A set of clear, unambiguous, consistent values and boundaries offers the young people with the chance to develop their own moral compass.

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All CAMHS workers aim to promote well-being and emotional resilience.

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