SharleenJames – The Importance of Relationship in Caring for Young People in Out of Home Care

The Importance of Relationship in Caring for Young People in Out of Home Care

Sharleen James, Joanna Gibson, Steph Douglas-Murphy

Session type: Regular forum session
Session duration: 30 minutes

Key words: Out of Home Care, Relationship based care, trust, communication

Abstract

Professional Individualised Care (PIC) is a NSW based Out of Home Care organisation operating on a model of relationship based care. This presentation will explore concepts which are important to the model of relationship based care through an interactive game with participants. We will then discuss the model of relationship based care and ways in which PIC implements these. The game should demonstrate parallels of how communication, trust and attunement are essential for working with young people in the OOHC sector.

About the presenter/s

Sharleen James is a Coordinator with PIC, working with Travel Projects and Stationary Placements. Sharleen has worked with PIC for over two years, having originally starting in the Springer role.
Joanna Gibson is a Travel Project Specialist with PIC. Joanna plans and completes Travel Projects with young people in the OOHC sector in PIC’s unique Travel Project Program.
Steph Douglas-Murphy is a Springer/Youth Work Specialist with PIC.