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  1. OBERSTOWN BOYS SCHOOL DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS OF CARE EDUCATION AND REINTEGRATION.

  2. OBERSTOWN BOYS SCHOOL • CHILDREN DETENTION SCHOOL • FUNDING DEPT ED AND SCIENCE • 24 HOUR 365 DAY SERVICE

  3. Oberstown Boys School • Trinity House School • Oberstown Boys School • Oberstown Girls School • Finglas Childrens Centre • St Josephs Ferryhouse

  4. Oberstown Boys School • Special Residential Services Board • Board of Management • Director and Management Team • Core Staff Team • Ancillary Services.

  5. OBERSTOWN BOYS SCHOOL • STAFF, Teaching, Social Care, Psychology, Nursing. • YOUNG PEOPLE Referred by the courts. • Behaviourally and emotionally damaged • OFFENCES. Multiple Minor, Single Major Murder Rape Manslaughter

  6. Oberstown Boys School. • 1908 Childrens Act • 2001 Childrens Act. • Whats The Difference?

  7. Oberstown Boys school • Committal 12 • Remand 8

  8. Oberstown Boys School • Home Leave • Mobilities • Key Workers • Training and Development • Relationships with stakeholders • Review and Renewal

  9. Oberstown Boys School • Staff are supported by a range of measures designed to promote work life balance, reflective practice, personal wellness, transparency and accountability all of which lead towards best practice therapeutic residential care for young people. The highest standards are therefore demanded of the staff team.

  10. OBS Staffing Structure • Director • Deputy Director X 2 • Unit Manager X 3 • Residential Care Staff X 34 • Night Supervising officer X 9 • Relief Staff X 12

  11. OBS Staffing Structure • Nurse • Chaplain • Drugs Resource worker (2 Days). • Administration Staff • Domestic staff. • Maintenance Staff.

  12. Oberstown Boys School • Program • Commencing formally 2005-post qualification of staff • Education • Informally already happening. leicester student/staff keyworking sexually reactive young people. • Culture Reduced anxiety in part of team – building a level of competency in a specialised area.

  13. OBERSTOWN BOYS SCHOOL BEST PRACTICE THERAPEUTIC RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR SEXUALLY REACTIVE YOUNG PEOPLE

  14. Oberstown Boys School. • Why sexually reactive? • Why not merely young people who have sexually offended?

  15. OBERSTOWN BOYS SCHOOL • IDENTIFIED NEED • How did we know we needed something different. • DIFFICULTY IN OBTAINING SERVICES • Where did we look? • HIGH ANXIETY ABOUT SEXUALISED BEHAVIOUR • Who was anxious? • DECISSION TO DEVELOP PROGRAM

  16. Oberstown Boys School • University of Leicester MSc • By distance learning • Dr N Banks. • Dr Arnon Bentovim .Rob Longo .Pete Thomason .Graeme Farquharson • Attend relevant study days.

  17. Oberstown Boys School. • Safety of Young People • Changing Policies • Emphasis on the elusive Therapeutic.

  18. Oberstown Boys School • The Group formulated the following program outline ; • RISK ASSESSMENT – 6 week session. . • Sex Education – 5 weeks session • Offence specific – 5/6 weeks • Victim empathy – 4/5 weeks • OPTIONS • Anger management • Victimisation • The core programme should be at least 15 weeks. .

  19. OBERSTOWN BOYS SCHOOL • Young people (below the age of 18 years) who engage in any form of sexual activity with another individual, that they have powers over by virtue of age, emotional maturity, gender, physical strength, intellect and where the victim in this relationship has suffered a sexual exploitation and betrayal of trust. Sexual activity includes sexual intercourse (oral, anal or vaginal), sexual touching, exposure of sexual organs, showing pornographic material, *exhibitionism, *voyeurism, *obscene communication, *frottage, *fetishism and talking in a sexualised way. We should also include any form of sexual activity with an animal+, and where a young person sexually abuses an adult. (Calder, 2001)

  20. OBERSTOWN BOYS SCHOOL • HOLISTIC PROGRAM • 24 HOUR BASED • DELIVERED BY QUALIFIED CARE STAFF • EXTERNAL SUPERVISION

  21. Charged with or convicted of a criminal offence Under 16 on admission. Risk Typically Trauma Abuse-Neglect Sexual Abuse Psychological Abuse Emotional Abuse. Socially disadvantaged Learning difficulty Interrupted Schooling Oberstown Boys School.Profile of Young Person.

  22. Oberstown Boys School • Behaviour Modification • Milieu Practice of Care • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention • Individual Programs of care education and reintegration

  23. Oberstown Boys School • The Future Youth Justice developments • Special Residential Services Board • Probation and Welfare Service • Specialist care forum

  24. Oberstown Boys School • Care Education Welfare of Staff Team(Sanctuary, University of Leicester, In service development) • Strategic Positioning (Young People who sexually offend Remand and short term care)

  25. Oberstown Boys School • Child Centered Practice • The Reflective Practioner(Supervision) • Mentoring • Standards

  26. Oberstown Boys School • Our Staff are our most important resource • Motivated empowered well managed staff provide quality care

  27. Oberstown Education Centre. • Principal+Teachers X 12 • Teacher/Pupil Ratio 1;5 • Remedial Education. • Numeracy/literacy • FETAC • Junior Cert

  28. Oberstown Boys SchoolRemand /Short Term Care • Changing Group Dynamics • Gathering Information • Building Relationships • Ensuring a safe environment for all. • Managing Behaviour. • A day to a year.

  29. RESIDENTIAL CARE WORKER • Teams of Four • Three Week Roster • Daily Routine

  30. RELATIONSHIP BUILDING • Ethical • Professional • Genuine • Relationship with families

  31. MANAGING DIFFICULT BEHAVIOUR • Background Knowledge • Planning each shift • Attention to detail • Remaining focused • Communication with Team • Early intervention / Avoid crisis escalating

  32. MANAGING CRISIS • Maintaining Focus • Maintaining Safety • Self Awareness • T.C.I

  33. POST CRISIS • Empathy • Restore Calm / Teamwork • Clear Goals • Problem Solving • Crisis as Opportunity

  34. KEY-WORKING • Each Boy Assigned a Key-worker • Primary Care • Care Planning • Case Planning • Advocacy • Report Writing / Case Conference Organisation • Communications

  35. IS IT ETHICAL ? • DOES IT WORK ? • HUMAN SOLUTIONS TO HUMAN PROBLEMS

  36. Oberstown Boys School LuskCo Dublin Admin@Oberstown.com