Therapy and treatment resources and services
Changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards come into force on 1 April 2013. This resources describes the changes to the identity of the supervisory body in health settings and offers guidance on how local authorities, hospitals, PCTs, and CCGs can work together to ensure that the rights of vulnerable people who may be subject to the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards are protected during and after the transfer.
Following a regional review of residential child care in 2007, the five health and social care (HSC) Trusts in Northern Ireland introduced 'therapeutic approaches' in a number of children's homes and in the regional secure units. The approaches were used to help staff understand how trauma effects children and young people. This report gives the results of an evaluation of these approaches. The five approaches evaluated were Sanctuary, CARE (Children and Residential Experiences), Social pedagogy, ARC (Attachment, Self-regulation and Competency) and MAP (Model of Attachment Practice). The evaluation looked at the evidence for each of the chosen models and explored their similarities and differences. It also gathered the experiences of key stakeholders – including managers, staff and young people – of using the models and their effects. The report also gives the results of an analysis of the patterns in reporting untoward incidents. Staff reported that the training did improve their practice and young people noticed a improved 'atmosphere'. The report is available as a pdf document and online resource.
This film shows how children's homes in Northern Ireland have introduced training in ‘therapeutic approaches' for their residential child care staff. The approaches help staff to have a better understanding of how children's experiences affect them, to consider their emotional needs and foster resilience
Part of Parental Substance Misuse e-learning
One of a set of three e-learning modules exploring parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting capacity and the implications for social work practitioners. This module provides an introduction to the different types of substances commonly misused and the effects that these may have on the people taking them, including the effects they have on family relationships. The resource includes audio, video and interactive technology.
The key facts about dementia and how changes that take place in the brain affect behaviour.
Part of Dementia
One of a series of e-learning resources from the Open Dementia e-learning programme which aims provides a general introduction to the dementia and the experience of living with dementia. This module focuses on the process of diagnosis and its impact; the help and support available, key professional roles and skills and multidisciplinary support services; and anti-dementia drugs and non-pharmacological treatments. This resource contains audio and video.
Homes providing a strong nurturing culture give children the care they need at certain times in their lives. Residential care which meets the personal, social, health and educational needs of children are much more likely to be safe places for children.
This joint position paper is intended to make a positive and supportive contribution to the development of ideas, planning, service development and practice based on contemporary concepts of recovery.
SCIE Research briefings
SCIE Research briefings