Behaviour Intervention Planning
Home Supports: Team Thinking Process
Family Services agreed to meet with Mrs. Sommers to identify how they could best benefit the family. There were some initial agreements made to help Mrs. Sommers remain part of the parent support group for children with ADHD. This group meets in the evenings, and she has decided to use Family Services respite resources to provide a babysitter during these evenings. Family Services has also agreed to provide emergency support when Jim is out of control. However, further involvement would require some careful discussion. This will largely be a private discussion between Mrs. Sommers and the Family Services worker with the school taking a supporting role where possible. For example, the school division has agreed to cover the costs of Mrs. Sommers' involvement in the Divisional Parent Resource Centre. This can occur during the day when her children are at school. Resources and activities are provided during this time, as well as the opportunity to help needy children.
The summary statement of these activities is as follows: " Family Services, together with the family, will attempt to identify the most effective use of resources and modify them as time changes. At present this includes:
- "respite for Mrs. Sommers on a weekly basis so she can continue her involvement with her parent support group"
- "crisis support during the times that Jim is out of control within the home"
- "support for involvement with the school division's Parent Resource Centre"