Meeting new families that are on a similar journey of illness
Trying new activities
Allowing your child the freedom to participate in the programme
Meeting other families affected by a serious illness or lost a child from serious illness
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Behaviour Empowerment Support Techniques B.E.S.T
At Barretstown we view challenging behaviour as an opportunity for learning and growth. At Barretstown we prevent behaviour problems by establishing caring relationships with children and providing positive outlets for energy and attention. Our role is to create a physically and emotionally safe environment for each camper. We do this by offering consistent individual support, encouragement, responsibility and choice. This in turn guides and empowers the camper to realise the impact of their chosen behaviour and help them to make more positive choices in the future.
Our role as caras is to create and ensure a safe, fun & supportive environment and begin to form trusting relationships. it is important to be empathetic and begin to recognise some of the challenges or anxieties campers may face before coming to Barretstown.
The steps of our Behaviour Support Empowering Techniques are