Therapeutic Family Model Of Care™
The Lighthouse Therapeutic Family Model of Care™ is a robust, replicable, evidence based integrated model of therapeutic care. It is based on attachment theory and addresses the biological and psychological need of individuals to bond with and relate to primary caregivers as fundamental to the survival and future development of human beings.
Each young person is encouraged to be active in school, work and personal development, while undertaking programs to address individual barriers. The continuing support and access to these programs from within the home and on an outreach basis ensures that a sense of belonging within a community is maintained and strengthened.
Overview of Model – wellness needs
- Individual Wellness
- Relational Wellness
- Community Wellness
The vast majority of our young people have stabilised in their mental health, addictions and other symptoms of trauma and have progressed into employment and/or education, developed supportive relationships and secured active membership into the broader community.
The measureable outcomes of the program are:
• Stabilisation of the physical and psychological health
• Rehabilitation and prevention of alcohol and other substance abuse
• Reduction is risk taking behaviours
• Improved rates of participation in transitional programs, such as education/employment/training
• Improvements ability to build healthy and sustainable relationships
• Successful transition from the program to independent forms of living
• Improved sense of relational and community connectedness
• Improved sense of autonomy and development of life skills
(Dockar-Drysdale 1991; Scharff & Scharff 1991; Winnicott 1953).
(Prilleltensky & Nelson, 2000).
(Kolk, McFarlane & Weisaeth, 2007; Perry, 2006).
The family setting, the one-on-one relationship with a Carer and the involvement of other specialists, provide the Young Person with a safe, supportive and understanding environment. Here they can confront and deal with maladaptive and destructive patterns of relating, and learn how to form and sustain positive and reciprocal relationships with others – a hallmark of healthy and autonomous adulthood.