The Inspire Program delivers high quality therapeutic interventions to assist with placement support for children and families referred by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.
The Inspire Program aims to support placement stability, while working towards case plan goals such as improving safety and developing life skills.
Consisting of the Outreach and Therapy teams, Inspire Therapists and Therapeutic Support Workers embed themselves within the child or young person’s care team to collaboratively work as a group to ensure the best possible outcomes.
The Inspire Program as a whole takes a client-centred approach and is not restricted by time or number of sessions available. We work with each person at their own pace, allowing time for trust to develop and healing to take place. The program operates from an outcomes-focused framework, which is guided by the Queensland Out-of-Home Care Outcomes framework.
Queensland Out-of-Home Care Outcomes Framework
SAFE & NURTURED
Cared for and living in a stable environment
Sense of identity, belonging, connection to culture, family and social networks
Learning and developing to full potential
Healthy lifestyle choices and connection to services
RESILIENTStrong social and interpersonal skills and feel confident to pursue life goals and manage challenges
Outreach & REMAP
The Silky Oaks Inspire – Outreach Program is funded by the Department to provide outreach and group support services to children and families. Referral to the program must be made from the Department for a client or family subject to a child protection intervention or order.
The Inspire – Outreach Program works within a therapeutic outreach model, which aims to support young people (0-17 years of age) and their family by offering wrap around support.
The program consists of a team of experienced Therapeutic Support Workers skilled at engaging young people in a therapeutic relationship, in order to achieve positive outcomes. The team engage young people in activities to support increased community connection, development of identity, developing emotional, social and life skills.
The program is outcome-focused and flexible, working in collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure it meets each individual young person’s needs and case plan goals.
What support might Outreach provide?
- Transition to adulthood
- Educational support
- Emotional support
- Life skill development
- Building healthy relationships
- Health and wellbeing
- Building self-esteem and identity
- Strengthening community connections
- Developing social skills
- Family Support
Reputation Enhancement Model Activities Program (REMAP)
REMAP is a group program embedded within the Inspire – Outreach team for young people aged 12 – 17 years. It seeks to create opportunities for young people to develop long-term pro-social recreational pursuits through participation in structured group activities.
REMAP facilitates a range of activities from traditional adventure-based to more creative such as art and music. In addition, the program offers a school holiday program involving fun-filled, therapeutically-based activities and camps.
What Activities might REMAP facilitate?
- Music / Drumming
- Paddle boarding & Canoeing
- Bike riding
- Art & craft
- Boys/Girls groups
The Silky Oaks’ Inspire – Therapy Program is funded by the Department to provide Counselling Intervention Services (CIS) to children and families. The team sits within the broader Inspire Program and specialises in working with children and young people who have experienced harm, neglect and trauma.
The therapy team consists of a group of highly qualified and experienced clinicians who are committed to delivering current, evidence-based therapeutic interventions within a client-centred framework. The therapists use a range of modalities including trauma informed and creative therapies such as art therapy, play therapy, narrative therapy, psycho-education, and others.
The therapy team also deliver various therapeutic groups such as, DRUMBEAT, Art Therapy, Social Skills Programs, plus parenting support programs, such as Circle of Security and Know Be Do.
The Inspire therapy program can work with children, young people, parents and carers in a holistic manner to provide quality outcomes for a vast range of experiences and difficulties including:
- Grief and loss
- Emotions and relationships
- Parent/carer-child relationships
- Parenting interventions and strategies
- Emotional regulation
- Behavioural concerns
- Past and current trauma
- Anxiety and depression
Referral to the program must come from the Department, for any client or family subject to a child protection intervention or order.