Tag Archive: goal

Breaking down complex problems

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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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Having the skill to set goals that go together well is a plus. Harmonious aims equal greater overall well-being.

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Aim and goal of interventions

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We agree the aim and goal of interventions with the young person or parent/carer, monitor the changes to agreed and shared goals as well as symptoms, and amend therapeutic interactions as a result of these changes, to deliver the best possible outcome. From: england.nhs.uk

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I’m not sure if it’s a life skill, but the most important thing is that the YP feel good about themselves. Self-esteem is the goal. And hope is very, very important. They can develop this through therapeutic groups, 1:1s, self-help materials, recommendations for YouTube etc.

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Facilitating friend time, letting them study and spend social time together or even allowing them to safely share in each other’s therapeutic goals.

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Plans and goals are always drawn up and agreed with the family, this is part of our engagement with them.

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If a young person finds it difficult in large groups, staff will work with them to understand their unease. We might build a tool box of skills which can be used to confront this in a safe environment. Working towards feeling more socially at ease is often a goal which can continue after they leave the ward.

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A useful way of looking at problem-solving can be using comic strips where the young person can understand and explain varies goals for different scenarios.

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‘Thursday group’ – This group is a child-led open discussion and thinking group. The children can discuss any issues they want to bring up. Issues discussed can include worries, fears, peer relationship difficulties, new children being admitted and joining the group, homesickness, projects to complete, concerns about each other or themselves, asking for help with difficult goals and discussing school visits. Staff facilitate the children in developing skills to help each other. From gosh.nhs.uk

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A special time meeting

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“On a Friday we have a special time meeting where we think about goals and present a young person with a medal who worked especially hard throughout the week on their goals.”

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