HfCF Intervention Resources - Engagement and goal setting
Intervention guide editors: Arnon Bentovim, Jenny Gray, Phil Heasman and Stephen Pizzey
This guide introduces a seven-stage model of assessment, analysis, planning and reviewing interventions in child wellbeing and safeguarding contexts that underpins the HfCF Intervention Resources, as applied to the practitioner’s own case. It also provides guidance on discussing actions affecting children’s health and development to support the practitioner:
- to gather relevant information about children’s needs, parenting capacities, family and environmental contexts; to describe and analyse the family’s strengths and difficulties; and to consider processes and impact on the child’s health and development without intervention
- to engage children, parents and families, promoting hopefulness by acknowledging strengths and overcome difficulties; ensuring a child’s safety, establishing a team around the child; and by clarifying the concerns of the statutory protection agency, what could go wrong and how working with the practitioner could help
- to establish collaborative goals by exploring the goals of the children and parents, and integrating them with those of the statutory protection agency and the practitioner who is responsible for working with the child and family to bring about the desired change.