Continual training and development are essential characteristics of Odum Home and Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina. Our staff are continually trained in a variety of topics, but below are the two essential training methods used in daily interactions with children and families.

CARE MODEL

Certified by Cornell University

Child And Residential Experiences (CARE): Creating Conditions for Change is designed to support safe environments, strong programmatic elements and a wide-variety of treatment programs and interventions that are trauma-sensitive and developmentally appropriate. It is designed with a child's best interests in mind. CARE is based on the following six principles:



 

OUR MODEL OF CARE

1

DEVELOPMENTALLY

FOCUSED

5

TRAUMA

INFORMED

3

RELATIONSHIP

BASED

2

FAMILY

INVOLVED

4

COMPETENCE

CENTERED

THERAPEUTIC CRISIS INTERVENTION (TCI)

Certified by Cornell University

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) presents a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children learn constructive ways to handle crisis. The TCI model for behavior modification strives to help a child learn to manage their emotions and physical outbursts in order to make mature healthy decisions. We have briefly summarized the 5 primary steps in crisis management.



 

6

ECOLOGICALLY

ORIENTED

STEP 4: ISOLATE THE SITUATION



By removing other people from the crisis situation, it will help the child feel safe and more willing to solve the problem.

STEP 3: CRISIS MANAGEMENT



As a problem escalates it is important to know your own feelings and assess what is best for the child.



Ask yourself four questions:

1) What do I feel now?

2) What does the young person feel, need or want?

3) How is the environment affecting the child?

4) How should I best respond?



Know yourself & your triggers.

 

STEP 2: DE-ESCALATION



Utilize active listening by asking questions, connecting feelings to the actions that are causing the problems. 

STEP 5: LIFE SPACE INTERVIEW



Once the problem is solved, help the child connect their feelings to their actions and what to do better next time. 

STEP 1: CRISIS PREVENTION



 Encourage and help teach the child to talk out their emotions instead of acting them out when experiencing a problem.