Framework for Practice
This HomeBridge Youth Society Framework for Practice was commissioned in July 2014. The purpose is to bring together the foundational components that articulate the HomeBridge multidisciplinary approach to youth care.
Marion Brown, PhD, former HomeBridge employee, licensed social worker, social work educator and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University was hired to interview selected employees and board members, review the literature, and analyse the vision, values, theories, practices and ethics of HomeBridge.
As with the practice of residential youth care internationally, HomeBridge applications and interventions have evolved significantly through its 35 year history. HomeBridge has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to residential youth care and is committed to meaningful and transformational experiences to be shared by all impacted by and involved in the organization.
Professionalism in terms of therapeutic best practices, collegiality, accountability, integrity and distinction are understood expectations.
This is a living document, reflecting the established, current and emerging HomeBridge. It is used for the orientation to HomeBridge of external partners and employees to HomeBridge and to be reviewed and revised on a regular basis.
Thank you Marion, for coming back after 10 years and looking at us through a familiar but objective lens and analysing and articulating our work.
“I learned to accept people for who they are because we have all been though our own things and there is no reason to judge.”
- HomeBridge Youth