THE RESPECT PROJECTA new glance at interdisciplinary efforts in relation to a small groupof youth.OCTOBER 2010            ...
THE RESPECT PROJECT• A bit about the background for the project: Crime/ robbery, young recurring offenders, social  servic...
PARTICIPATION AND WORK FORM ON AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL• Participants in the working group on an individual level: Interdiscipl...
MEDIA• The coordinators have the responsibility to handle the media  according to the work made in THE RESPECT PROSJECT• C...
CHALLENGES• To gather all parties, including the management• The rythm and tempo of the work• Coordinate the interventions...
What has worked?• It was crucial to look at the negative group dynamics, and subside from the principle of  placement in v...
RIPPLE EFFECTS• ARA and Psychiatry supervise the institution• Substance abuse training (treatment) for the staff at the in...
IT HELPS• To use shared competence in the best interest of children and  youth.• To have chosen a common focus    Navn på ...
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  1. 1. THE RESPECT PROJECTA new glance at interdisciplinary efforts in relation to a small groupof youth.OCTOBER 2010 sat/mai2012 Navn på seminar / 23.10.2012
  2. 2. THE RESPECT PROJECT• A bit about the background for the project: Crime/ robbery, young recurring offenders, social services, media, timing• Mandate: To establish a committing cooperation between the State and Municipal Children’s Welfare in Kristiansand Municipality relating to youth who have such a degree of behaviour disorders that they qualify for § 4- 24 placement (compulsory placement)• Target group: A small group of youth under the age of 18 years who abuse toxic substances, escapes and commits serious crimes.• Objective: In relation to the youth in the the target group, the aim is to hinder running off, abuse of substances and that more offences are being committed.• Anchoring: Head of health and social services in Kristiansand and the director general of Bufetat• Steering group: The Police Inspector, Head of Children’s Welfare and the manager of the expert team at Bufetat, Kristiansand. The coordinators report to the steering group.• Coordination: One representative from the Youth team/ Children’s welfare and one representative from Bufetat Navn på seminar / 23.10.2012 sat/mai2012
  3. 3. PARTICIPATION AND WORK FORM ON AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL• Participants in the working group on an individual level: Interdisciplinary group, permanent representatives. Other relevant participators are invited into the group if needed• Selecting the appropriate youth: Look at the individual as well as the group dynamics.• How it is done: Problem analyses, sustaining factors, interventions. Intervention scheme. What is done, how it is done, who is doing it and when it is done. Intervention for the individual according to the problem and the sustaining factors.• Preparation: Targeted tasks for each time, to arrive well prepared• Meeting points. Weekly meetings, lasting 2 hours pr time. Navn på seminar / 23.10.2012 sat/mai2012
  4. 4. MEDIA• The coordinators have the responsibility to handle the media according to the work made in THE RESPECT PROSJECT• Chose an open approach to the challenges connected to these youth who have severely challenged the social services Navn på seminar / 23.10.2012 sat/mai2012
  5. 5. CHALLENGES• To gather all parties, including the management• The rythm and tempo of the work• Coordinate the interventions, here and now as well as long-term• Responsibility and commitment, here and now as well as long-term• An comprehensive thinking, multiple interventions at the same time at different arenas• Broader interventions, create a ”custom made intervention” adjusted to the individual youth ex. More youth must be places far from their local community and far from each other, spreading the youth. Navn på seminar / 23.10.2012 sat/mai2012
  6. 6. What has worked?• It was crucial to look at the negative group dynamics, and subside from the principle of placement in vicinity of existing network, and place some of the boys far apart and far from home.• Anchoring at the level of management• A clear mandate• Quick decision making process in the working group• Work model: problem analyses, sustaining factors and intervention form• Concrete and measurable interventions which are committing and evaluated on a regular basis• Obtained better knowledge of each others work areas, how to assist each other, as well as having clearer expectations of each other• The working group in ‘The Respect Project’ represents solid and wide ranging expertise, that gives the possibility to influence decisions regarding the youth.• The youth has received new interventions and seem on the whole more content Navn på seminar / 23.10.2012
  7. 7. RIPPLE EFFECTS• ARA and Psychiatry supervise the institution• Substance abuse training (treatment) for the staff at the institution• Better communication between institutions• Useful clarification of mutual expectations within the social services• A calmer situation for the youth and their local community Navn på seminar / 23.10.2012
  8. 8. IT HELPS• To use shared competence in the best interest of children and youth.• To have chosen a common focus Navn på seminar / 23.10.2012

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