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  • 1. Katrien Sel Katrien.Sel@oobc-nieuwevaart.be15 March 2013, Lisbon“The art of getting into trouble”
  • 2.  Difficult dealing with rising tensions Expressing needs in a non-social manner Solution? Need for a break for all parties
  • 3. “an active period of calmness for theyoungsters and their surroundings to deblockthe difficulties in the guidance, this wayraising the motivation of all people involvedand thus strengthen the guidance”
  • 4.  Retired officer A new chance for so called ‘troubled youngsters’
  • 5.  Rest Importance of other environment Belief in youngsters: they have capabilities Warmth and confirmation Time: at the tempo of the children and youngsters Respect for the youngster and his/her story Encourage initiative Sports and work: physically being active Experience-based learning Everything done together No knowledge on the guest’s background, only what he/she wants to tell
  • 6.  We experience a rising demand for youngsters to have a time-out. Research project Research questions: ◦ What are the workable elements of time-out? ◦ How can we design a more general method of time-out?
  • 7.  Qualitative Research Identify workable elements: ◦ Participatory observation ◦ Document analyses ◦ Semi structered interviewing ◦ Images General method design: ◦ Theoretical explorative research
  • 8. o 12- 18 yearo Boys (girls if there is a femal accompanist)o 2011 : 49o Largest group: 14 – 17 yearo Maximum stay 5 dayso Reasons: aggression and rule-breaking
  • 9. Your stay at “De Kruiskenshoeve”:- Application- Intake- During your stay- Completion
  • 10.  Application by the institution, counsellor, school, youngster himself, … Stay: max. 5 days Within a week: Intake ◦ Arrival with counsellor ◦ Rules are agreed upon
  • 11.  Helping with work at the farm Own room
  • 12.  Short evaluation Conversations with mentor and youngster Focus on positive aspects
  • 13. “At this moment I feel a bit down, but everything will be alright because I believe in it. Sometimes I just can’t function properly, but I try my best for the future. I really want to assume a positive attitude and maintain it. I know I will have a hard time, but I believe it’s worth it. I am now with a person (Robert) that is nice and knows a lot. I hope you all understand that I have endured a lot, but that I have already changed somewhat for the better. Kind regards, Michael.”Michael’s letter Translated extract
  • 14.  Workable elements ◦ Seasons ◦ Network ◦ Ecology  Farm  Animals and plants ◦ Action ◦ Together
  • 15. Seasons
  • 16.  Animals
  • 17. Action
  • 18. Together
  • 19.  Workable elements become more and more clear Goal : to implement these elements into a re- usable method Ecology needs to have comporable elements Balance between providing support and challenge