The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme.
The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions.
The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate.
AIMS OF INTERVENTION This intervention leads on from a level one intervention as it probes a little deeper and asks more of the student; it is designed to address more complex issues. It is for those students particularly who suffer with anxiety and stress which affects them day to day; affecting their engagement in school and life in general. Their behaviour will have become a concern for practitioners and family alike, the student may acknowledge that they may need help or they may be resistant at first.
FACILITATOR NOTES In order to lead this course you will need to have forged some trust between yourself and the student. You need to carry out the student analysis and evaluate what they have already done to address their issues. These students may have been involved in numerous programmes, try and establish how they engaged or didn’t.
This could come from a range of issues depending on your particular area of need.
Swearing at staff Poorly motivated
Poor attitude Generally disengaged
Unable to work in a group Low mood
Poor communication skills Lots of issues outside of school
School refuser Only a few friends
BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTIONS
1.Me so far - a general getting to know you session setting out the themes for the weeks to come and expectations for the group.
2.Fear and control - Talking about feelings, establishing what has been learnt so far and how to take positive steps in moving forward.
3.How do I fit in? - A general pedagogy of a child’s interactions; family and friends. Looking at how these affect their mood and general well being.
4.Who can help? - This session is about what affects the student, how they struggle within certain scenarios and how they can begin to rethink their needs and priorities.
5.What are you feeling? - This session is a little more in depth about the student themselves; looking at their empathy and self awareness.
6.Progress - this session concentrates on the future and sets out strategies and habits for the future.
7.Check up - general check up and celebration of what the students have achieved.