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  1. The Benefits of Using the Creative Arts in Social Care Practice and Training IASCE Conference 2008 Denise Lyons

  2. Benefits in Theory CREATIVE STUDIES IN SOCIAL CARE EDUCATION

  3. BENEFITS • Personal Development • Confidence • Self-awareness • Professional Development • Creative Skills • Group Facilitation Skills • Relationship Development Skills

  4. Benefits in Practice CREATIVE STUDIES IN SOCIAL CARE

  5. 2008 Pilot Study • 141 Placement Agencies / 42 Respondents

  6. Creativity in Practice Yes 83.3% (n =35)

  7. Creativity in PracticeNo16.7%(n =7) 

  8. Benefits for Service Users • Fun • Relieves boredom • Gives them confidence • Allows service users to relax and express themselves. We use it to build self esteem with plenty of encouragement. • Used for social interaction, and good calming technique for service users especially after an incident.

  9. What the Worker Needs • Patience • Sense of humour • Confidence • Problem solving skills • Facilitation skills • Creative skills –knowledge of games and activities • Flexibility • An interest in being creative

  10. Implications for Training • Creative Training directed towards Disability Sector • Increased emphasise on skill development • Aim to increase confidence and develop interest

  11. Implications for Practice • 45% of respondents from residential care of children 11-17 years do no creative activities • Activity Theory –Boredom and challenging behaviour