We can work with young people to help them overcome HSB
We've evaluated both parts of the Turn the Page service.
Change for Good manual
Our Turn the Page evaluation focussed on the application of the Change for Good manual and what works to help young people progress on the programme. It showed:
- participants saw improvements to their self-esteem, emotional loneliness as well as their sense of mastery over their life.
- the programme helped build an effective relationship between young people and practitioners, which promoted constructive discussions about HSB.
The evaluation also identified areas for improvement to the Change for Good manual. We'll be developing acompanying practice guidance to address these.
Extended Referral Criteria
Our Extended Referral Criteria evaluation focussed on children under 12, children with a learning difficulty and girls participating in the programme. It highlighted the importance of taking a holistic approach to assessment and intervention.
It showed that intervention may need to be tailored specifically to working with younger children and children or young people with a learning difficulty.