Residential Treatment Services (CA-RTX) 8: Coordinated, Individualized Team Approach
Team members are aligned in implementing a structured, individualized therapeutic program in collaboration with residents and families to ensure that residents’ daily living experiences are well integrated and promote the development of positive skills and behaviours.
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Residential Treatment Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions and a range of services, including education for residents to increase productive and pro-social behaviour, improve functioning and well-being, and return to a stable living arrangement in the community.
Note:Interdisciplinary program elements are discussed in CA-RTX 9.01.
encourages resident participation in treatment team meetings;
specifies the intended result of daily living experiences, activities, and interventions in the service plan;
engages residents in developmentally-appropriate, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive activities and interactions designed to alter or improve behaviour, provide support, and promote healthy development and return to their community;
provides opportunities for participation by one or more consistent caring adults, taking into account the resident’s strengths and interests; and
coordinates therapeutic and educational and/or vocational activities with individual service and skill development plans.
A coordinated team approach promotes a stable, ongoing, goal-directed caseworker-resident relationship and minimizes the need for multiple case managers assigned to the individual or family.
Central coordination of services is one of the most important aspects of care for victims of human trafficking. It provides the opportunity to develop an important, consistent connection with the staff person while the complex myriad of needed services are accessed and coordinated.
Examples: The establishment of resident councils is one way to involve residents in all aspects of care and ensure that they have an opportunity to provide feedback on staff, activities, rules, food, their overall experience, sense of safety and support, and the living environment. This type of activity can also provide opportunities for peer advocacy, self-advocacy, and leadership. For programs serving for youth, family advisory councils can be established to involve families in the governance of the program.