When we meet
The Newberry family work team meet with young people and their families on Friday mornings. However, alternative days and times can be arranged.
Where we meet
These meeting take place in a relaxed setting where we talk about family life and how it affects everyone.
During a session we look at:
- the ‘good bits’ about being in a family and how they are helpful
- the challenges of being in a family
- how to see our relationships in a different way
- how we can move on and take a more positive and constructive approach in the future.
“These meetings are a way to help find solutions and are not used to judge anyone”
How long does it take?
A typical session lasts around one hour.
Who will be there?
A family will meet with three or four members of the family work team. Usually two of the team members, or observers, will sit quietly in a corner of the room, whilst everybody else discusses what they feel is important to them at the time.
Why is this helpful?
At the end of the discussion, the observers will ‘feedback’ their thoughts from what they have heard being discussed. This is helpful because they will have had time to think about what has been said.
Following this feedback, everyone is given space to give their views on what has been said. This often gives us ideas as to how we can make family life better for everyone.
Letters are often sent out to families following these meetings, to help everybody think about what has been said until the next time we meet.
“We like to involve young people’s families with their care”
Please do not hesitate to ask staff if you have any thoughts or questions about this information.
|Date last updated:||05 / 2018|
|Archive date:||05 / 2021|
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