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Posted: May 1, 2018

At HomeBridge we strive for best practice in everything we do, especially our work with youth and families. This involves researching the latest practices for therapeutic interventions and programming and a commitment to continued professional development for all employees. The latest large scale training we coordinated is the Purposeful Use of Daily Life Events with Dr. Thom Garfat, Dr. John Digney and Andy Leggett.

Child and Youth Care Practice has evolved and the expression “the Purposeful use of Daily Life Events” reminds practitioners they need to use the naturally occurring events surrounding a particular youth and family for their therapeutic benefit. Such practice requires numerous and complex skills, knowledge and ability on the part of Youth Care Workers at HomeBridge and this training delivers all of that and more. The two-day workshop supports and guides youth care practitioners in understanding and responding more effectively with the unique needs of traumatized youth through developing a framework for thinking about intentional therapeutic practice.

Dr. Thom Garfat says the Purposeful Use of Daily Life Events, commonly referred to as DLE, is designed to help direct care practitioners become more effective in their daily interactions with young people and families. Through a focus on everyday events and how these events connect to the overall goals established with young people, the direct care practitioner adopts a more proactive approach in intervention. The DLE training, based on Dr. Thom Gafart’s award winning research, offers the potential to make every moment with young people and families more meaningful.

The essence of effective direct care practice lies in the ability to use everyday life events, as they are occurring, to help facilitate growth for children, youth and families. The DLE training defines and demonstrates this skill and provides the opportunity for participants to incorporate this approach into their own work. The knowledge in this course is based on helping young people live their lives differently, as they are living it. It promotes being in-the-moment with individuals and experiencing their lives with them as it unfolds. The training provides knowledge and skills for a strengths-based approach. Participants develop skill that assists them to focus on small important moments and experiences of young people.

While the DLE creators were with us in the HomeBridge Community they also trained five employees as facilitators so we can continue to educate all HomeBridge employees in the Purposeful Use of Daily Life Events.

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