According to the Transformational Care Planning (TCP) philosophy, we must understand the problem from the perspective of the individual and family, as well as understand their needs, strengths, and resources because it is the foundation for identifying barriers and developing achievable goals. Assessments, treatment plans, and interventions are guided by differences between family members regarding their values. Expectations are explored and recorded in a manner in which the values and principles involved in family-driven, culturally inclusive services are included.
We incorporate our Transcultural Engagement Model (TEM) by using a culturally inclusive assessment. We evaluate a child and family’s situation by taking into consideration all the important variables that affect that family’s daily life. The assessment also tackles common cultural barriers that get in the way of effectively engaging diverse populations by using appropriate communication with children, youth, and families from diverse backgrounds.
In addition, Unity Care also utilizes the methodology of Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) in our treatment services. MAP serves as an anchor for person-centered care to research-based approaches to treatment. In formulating its evidence-based services system model, several questions are asked:
The structure for conceptualizing the best practices approaches based on the answers to those questions is contained within the Evidence-Based Servies System Model.
A large portion of the practice elements focus on the initial phase of treatment or engagement with child / youth and caregiver.
There are 4 elements of effective engagement with children and youth: