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leliebloem house specialised behaviour management program

LELIEBLOEM HOUSESpecialised Behaviour Management Program

Specialised Behaviour Management Program

gaps in service provision

GAPS IN SERVICE PROVISION

Increasing cases of adolescents exhibiting serious behavioural problems leading to....

Family “unable to cope” - referred into alternative care

denying admission to CYCC’s

CYCC’s struggling to meet these children’s needs

- No longer a “deeper into the system option”

Schools “unable to cope”

- truancy / suspension / expulsion

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addressing the gap

ADDRESSING THE GAP

Pilot program undertaken by Leliebloem CYCC in May 2011

Subsidised by the Department of Social Development

Designed by clinical social worker with a background in CYCC

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CYCC

  • Skills training
  • Support
  • Child
  • Full assessment
  • Therapeutic sessions
  • - play therapy
  • - life coaching)
  • ADP
  • School holiday program

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SBMP

  • Family
  • Parenting skills
  • Support
  • Family therapy
  • School
  • Placement
  • Educator support
  • Monitoring

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CYCC

  • Skills training
  • Support
  • Child
  • Full assessment
  • Therapeutic sessions
  • - play therapy
  • - life coaching)
  • ADP
  • School holiday program

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SBMP

  • Family
  • Parenting skills
  • Support
  • Family therapy
  • School
  • Placement
  • Educator support
  • Monitoring
  • SYSTEM CHANGE:
  • Education department
  • CYCC’s

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theoretical framework

FAMILY SYSTEMS THEORY (BOWEN) www.thebowencentre.org

Theoretical Framework

Members are intensely connected

Actions of one affect all others

Triangles - Building block of larger system

- three person relationship system

to alleviate relationship tension

Societal influences - Each person is

impacted by their environment and they

in turn impact their family members

Multigenerational transition

Holistic way of looking at the “problem” – Avoids blame

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Theoretical Framework

Holistic approach

- Work in all facets of a child’s life

- All members of their family and system

Strengths based

- Instills hope for the child

- Allows the social worker to work in a more positive way with what every one else sees as an “unsolvable problem”

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target group of sbm program

Target Group of SBM program?

Beneficiaries: Ten adolescence age 13 to 18 years (exceptions made)

Admission Criteria:

Adolescents with a diagnosis/ display behaviours associated with CONDUCT DISORDER or OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER.

Exclusionary Criteria:

Drug use and school drop out not exclusionary criteria

Parent / Guardian participation essential

Service area:

Community and CYCC’s inWynberg & Athlone districts

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successes

Successes

Pilot successful and subsidy renewed

In second half of year Numerous referrals with a waiting list

7 of 10 successfully placed back into school or stayed in school after treat of expulsion

2 previously found at risk prevented from entering alternative care

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Successes

Community outreach – DSD biological parents group

Education Department partnership – workshops

Continuous evolution of program to meet the needs of the beneficiaries

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challenges

Challenges

High drop out rate due to:

- Lack of commitment from external agencies & CYCC’s

- 3 children absconded from CYCC (beyond service area)

Contracts signed by referring professional – clearly stating obligations

2 referrals denied - child/parent being hearing impaired

Social worker to do sign language course

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Challenges

Multiple referrals from CYCCs- transfer of knowledge to different cases

Work with system instead of one client so that learnings are transferable

Time constraints – Manpower

Leliebloem CYCC’s to assist

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what makes it work

What makes it work?

THE PROGRAM:

Constantly evolving to meet needs of beneficiaries

Each child assessed and intervention tailored to their specific needs

Holistic support – child, family/guardian, school

Partnership with ADP – camp and group work

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What makes it work?

SKILLS OF THE WORKER:

Strengths based approach

Patience and endurance- to work in the space where everyone else has given up

Rapport building skills

Ability to ”work with a clean slate”

No blame while getting child and family to accept responsibly (Change patterns)

Ability to work with child and parents

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What makes it work?

Social worker to be adept at :

Play therapy

assessment skills

Adolescent life coaching

Family therapy

Parenting skills

Strength based approach

Cognitive behavioural therapy techniques

Group Facilitation skills

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roll out of program

Roll out of program

Social Worker dedicated to the program

Correct skill set of social worker

Funding and vehicle

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Leliebloem House’s

Specialised Behaviour Management Program

Program Coordinator:

Cindee Bruyns

Tele: +27 21 6974947

Fax:+27 21 6964174

socialwrk2@leliebloem.org.za

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