FIT (Feedback Informed Treatment)
Two measures are used in clinical practice: the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and the Session Rating Scale (SRS). The ORS measures the well-being of the consumer, and the SRS measures the therapeutic alliance. Both measures consist of understanding the consumer’s perception.
Valoris has spent 18 months piloting FIT through all service mandates. The piloting proved the approach to be valid, pertinent and useful in delivering improved quality services to its consumers. FIT is now used daily in our clinical services and most front line staff, and management team has been trained.
Gentle Teaching focuses on four essential feelings: safe, loved, loving, and engaged. Caregivers not only need to ensure that those whom they serve are safe, but more importantly, that they feel safe and loved.
Gentle Teaching is about unconditional love. It recognizes that many people are burdened with memories of distrust and fear and suffer from broken hearts. It focuses on teaching them a sense of companionship. Through this process, violent behaviors begin to disappear and new ones begin to emerge.
interRAI - Children and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH)
ChYMH-S will be administered to every youth requesting services within our initial assessment meeting. A community worker will conduct a semi-structured interview format to support the collection of information across a broad range of areas that are known to impact child and youth mental health. This will provide a summary of the child's and family’s needs to assist in developing a service plan.
The ChYMH assessment is designated to guide the service delivery. The items describe the appearance, performance and capacity of the child or youth in a broad range of areas, with specific items serving as triggers for planning services. The ChYMH is designed to work in concert with the Child and Youth Mental Health Screener (ChYMH-S) to identify children and youth requiring further comprehensive assessment.
Looking After Children (LAC)
Quality of Life Conditions and Experiences (QLCE)
The Quality of Life Conditions and Experiences tool evaluates whether or not the intervention is making a real and tangible difference in the life of the client, therefore allowing the person to benefit from the good things in life. The objective of this tool is to allow a counsellor to ascertain if the interventions are efficient and if there is a need to modify them.
The QLCE covers 12 measures of quality of living conditions and life experiences through 4 dimensions: basic needs, family and friends, social contribution and participation, and the level of dependence on services.
Lemay, Raymond and Madeleine Lalonde. 2014. Évaluation de la qualité des conditions et expériences de vie QCEV. 2e Édition. Valor Press. Plantagenet, ON.
Social Role Valorization (SRV)
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
Triple P allows parents to learn effective parenting tools to deal with the behaviour problems they may have with their children and\or teenagers. Click here to find out more.