Key principles of Risk, Need and Responsivity inform PSDO interventions (Andrews, Bonta & Hoge, 1990, McGuire, 2000) in conjunction with the importance of enabling young people build ‘better or safer lives’ and not just avoid risks. Interventions are flexible, adapted to young people’s circumstances, including gender, and delivered with reference to young people’s level of motivation, pace of learning and learning style. All manualised interventions are subject to baseline assessment (T1) of existing skills, attitudes or feelings and on completion (T2). Engagement, completion rates and outcomes are monitored and evaluated using a variety of tooling. Modules can be delivered in sequence or can stand alone.
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The Ross Programme V.2 and Ross Programme for Girls.
Reasoning and Rehabilitation is a 12-16 session cognitive skills development course. It aims to teach participant skills and values required for prosocial competence such as problem solving, conflict resolution, social skills, and skills in emotional management. Significant positive effects on level of risk of re-offending, problem-solving and criminal attitudes have been reported within a Scottish residential population (Curran, 2009).
Offending Is Not The Only Choice (OINTOC)
OINTOC is a 24 session programme targeting young people with repeat offending patterns and designed to work on altering pro-criminal patterns including pro-criminal thinking and how to counter them, morality and victim awareness, problem solving, and consequential thinking. Repetition, testing and skill rehearsal are deployed to promote internalised learning and external (post secure) application.
Violence Is Not The Only Choice (VINTOC)
VINTOC increases options of young people whose primary coping mechanism for dealing with difficulties is aggression and violence. It consists of 4 stabilisation and 12 structured sessions which explore arousal-calming techniques, attitudes and relationships, personal problem solving, conflict resolution, and self-management.
NEW- Trauma Recovery Programme (Smith, Dyregrov and Yule, 2008)
The above programme is currently in planning for delivery in May 2012. It provides a world leading evidence-based Children and War Foundation’s Teaching Recovery Techniques to address children and young people’s cumulative traumatic experiences. The programme, based on cognitive-behavioural theory, will help young people understand the causes of trauma and recognise signs and symptoms and will be taught a range of coping skills to stop flashbacks and other intrusive images, sounds or smells. Hyper-arousal is addressed through stabilisation and relaxation techniques and phobic avoidance behaviour is gradually desensitised through use of relaxation with anxiety and anger hierarchies.
Other Interventions
Dynamic series of interventions which can be delivered collaboratively (internal or external stakeholders) which include:
  • ‘High Risk’ offending interventions including Sexually Aggressive (G-MAP) and Fire Raising behaviours (delivered in conjunction with Fire and Rescue Services)
  • Substance use, Recovery and Relapse prevention.
  • Gang Culture and Knife Crime
  • Work with Families
  • Thinking Skills Development,
  • Communication ‘Passports’ to aid Care planning and use of Social Stories (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
  • Anxiety Management/Sleep Hygiene,
  • Social Skills Training,
  • Sexual Health, Relationships and Keeping Safe
  • Bereavement counselling by trained staff,
  • Conflict Management,
  • Emotion and Anger management,
  • Motivational Enhancement.
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