This course is aimed at establishing a ‘relationship’ with a difficult student; looking at who and what they trust and why they make the decisions which get them into trouble. It differs from other ‘About me’ interventions as its main focus is on poor behavior, difficult relationships, poor decisions and choices of the student.
This course digs quite deep into the student’s life and who is in it; you would benefit from looking at their files and seeing who lives with them and any difficult events which they have had to endure. Prepare yourself for possible student out bursts or eruptions of emotion whilst they go through the process.
Swearing at staff/parents/family
Persistent refusal to follow instructions
Any level of verbal/physical abuse
Getting into trouble with the police
WHY THIS INTERVENTION?
Does your child exhibit any of the following behaviours?
(Some may not be connected to the issues within the family or they may be, children often use different coping methods when faced with difficulties)
Openly expresses alcohol and drug use
Expresses worthlessness/ fear/ anxiety
Difficult relationships at home
LENGTH OF INTERVENTION
The sessions are divided into roughly one hour x 6 weeks plus follow up session, however, depending on the age and concentration level of your child you could split the sessions further. Each session will have 3 worksheets to complete, you could do one at a time.
BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS
Getting to know me – How the student views themselves, school and those around them.
Who do I need? – This session focuses upon who is important in their lives, good and bad!
Who am I? – This session is regarding what aspects of the student’s personality, affects their actions and attitude towards anger.
Red mist – This session is recognising that anger is often at the heart of poor behaviour, so how does anger affect them?
Stuck in the middle – This session deals with looking at behaviours from a different perspective.
Look at all that I have – This session is all about looking at what they can change and to plan for issues and deal with them, when they come up.
Ongoing support – looking to the future using the lessons learned.