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Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change (CARE) Model


Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change (CARE) Model
Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change (CARE) Model
Thursday 19/04/2012
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09:30 until 12:30
The Trades Hall, Glasgow - The Trades hall, Glasgow, Glasgow, G1 1UHMap


Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change (CARE), is a multi-level programme model designed to support safe environments, strong programmatic elements and a wide variety of treatment programmes and interventions that are trauma-sensitive and developmentally appropriate.

Previously discussed at the 2011 SIRCC National Conference by Professor Jim Anglin, the model enables residential care agencies to organise and deliver quality residential child care of children according to research-informed principles, based on the best interest of the child.

The programme model reflects the following six practice principles:

1. Developmentally focussed
2. Family involved
3. Relationship based
4. Trauma informed
5. Competence centred
6. Ecologically oriented

Following implementation of the model, organisations have experienced: an increase in positive culture and climate domains, such as increased emphasis on competency and responsiveness to client needs and less resistance to change, more personal involvement, increased satisfaction in the work, more cooperation from co-workers, increased role clarity, and a reduction in physical interventions and verbal abuse.

This half-day seminar, presented by Martha Holden of Cornell University, will present an introduction to the CARE model, it's implementation and evaluation methods, followed by group discussions around how it can be implemented in the workplace.

Who is it for?
We welcome mangers and deputy managers of children's homes, houses and units, policy makers and service providers, external managers and residential child care practitioners.

Martha J. Holden is a Senior Extension Associate with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and the Director of the Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University. Ms Holden is also author of the book, Children and Residential Experiences (CARE): Creating Conditions for Change, a program model for organisaitons serving children in out-of-home care. She provides technical assistance and training to residential child caring agencies, schools, juvenile justice programmes and child welfare organisations throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and Israel.

Further information on the six practice principles and the model can be found at

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