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Interlinked with assessment skills is the ability to create a tailored formulation of the child/young person’s difficulties and to feedback the results of a treatment plan. (See UCL CAMHS Competence model)

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Staff need to ask about the family’s strengths as well as difficulties, so that interventions can build upon protective factors. (UCL CAMHS Competence model)

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Knowledge of the different contexts that surround the child/young person and family is crucial for reaching an understanding of their beliefs and behaviour. (UCL CAMHS Competence model)

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There is considerable value in families ‘informal’ reports regarding their problems and any changes they have noticed. However, it is good practice for practitioners to record changes systematically, using measures, questionnaires, or diaries. (UCL CAMHS Competence model)

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The ability to undertake a thorough assessment is crucial if the CAMHS worker is to understand the difficulties that concern the child/young person and family. A multidimensional assessment of the child/young person’s needs aims to analyse different aspects of the child/young person and family’s functioning, and combine information from different methods and types of source. (UCL CAMHS Competence model).

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Many of the CAMHS interventions with the strongest evidence base are delivered in a group format (such as parenting groups, and groups which teach problem solving and social skills). (UCL CAMHS Competence model)

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Ability of staff to know the limits of their competence and when to make use of support and supervision will be essential. (UCL CAMHS Competence model)

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A central part of assessment includes considering any risk to the young person or to others. Risk assessment is a challenging task. Staff need to know the limits of their competence and when to use support and supervision.

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An appraisal of any risk to the child/young person or to others. (UCL CAMHS Competence model)

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Risk assessment is a challenging task and can be carried out to varying levels of detail, following different types of risk assessment model. (UCL CAMHS Competence model)

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