Individually Tailored Programming
Connected Self specialises in the design, implementation and evaluation of specialised programming to meet the needs of both individuals and groups of children and young people aged from 7 to 25. Programs are designed in partnership with schools, youth agencies, families or community groups. Individually tailored programming is located with Connected Self's Life Impact Suite of Services.
Programs for Individual Young People
Connected Self provides specialised programs and services to individual young people. We undertake broad assessments of an individual's developmental needs and then implement and evaluate programs that are both innovative and evidence-based. Our interventions are designed to holistically respond to a young person's needs and be integrated into other Life Impact services/interventions.
1. Tailor-made group programming
Connected Self specialise in the development, implementation and evaluation of individually tailored programs and interventions that meet the needs of groups of young people. We conduct thorough needs assessments, design evidence-based interventions, implement innovative and engaging programs, and conduct robust evaluations. All of our programs are based upon experiential learning principles and can be tailored to promote positive:
Connected Self has a number of experienced facilitators, including psychologist, who are fully accredited and endorsed to deliver the Rock & Water program. We specialise in adapting this program to the need requirements of individual groups of young people aged from 7 to 17 years of age. For more information on the Rock & Water program click here.
Connected Self has expressive arts facilitators who offer individually tailored visual and expressive arts programs to meet the needs of children, young people, adults and community groups. For more information click here.
Connected Self deliver group workshops to assist students in Year 11 and 12 in their vocational, career and life planning. Practitioners have experience and accreditation in a number of vocational assessment tools, including the Myers Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI).
The Life Impact Suite of Services
Individual Tailored Programming is located within the Life Impact Suite of Services. This service range is founded upon the Life Impact model which is a strength-based approach to systematically target and grow the individual and collective wellbeing of children and young people through programs, services and interventions that are delivered through adult relationships. The lead designer of this model is Clinical Psychologist Ivan Raymond. By having a consistent framework or model underpinning all of Connected Self's services, the opportunity is provided to bring together child and young person, school, family, teacher and community agency around a common approach, and thereby work in a more holistic and integrated manner. The opportunity is also provided to integrate different services (e.g., individual programming, Rock & Water, case management) through a common set of principles, language and practice intent. The Life Impact Suite of Services are designed to be individually tailored to the needs of the child, young person, family, school or youth agency. A partnership is facilitated between Connected Self and the family, school, child/youth or agency at the point of implementing any Life Impact service.
A feature of the Life Impact service range is that we strive to conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluations of program effectiveness. We keep a public accessible library of our evaluations and best-practice program information click here.