Nurtured

Nurtured

Our approach is to maintain an environment in which the young person feels accepted, comfortable and safe.  It is by establishing routines and rituals within the daily living situation that we create a therapeutic “Living/Learning” environment that seeks to encourage and support the young person to learn to self-regulate their emotions and consequently their behaviour.  Essential to this approach is the self-assessment completed by the young person who establishes a base line of their understanding of themselves and their behaviour.

The Young Person’s skills development is further encouraged through our application of social learning theory and pro-social modelling.  Our aim is to support the young person to develop healthy attachment styles that can accommodate a range of relationships through the promotion of good levels of self-awareness and good levels of awareness of other people’s feelings.

Our use of intervention work and approach to behaviour management gives us a focus on risk management which further promotes safety through de-escalatory techniques and the promotion of the young person’s self-awareness and self-regulatory skills.

Through partnership working with parents/carers and other appropriate agencies during a young person’s placement we increase the young person’s capacity to identify, consolidate, and expand, their support networks  to maximise positive outcomes on their return to the community.