Care Team are one of the 10 Essential Elements underpinning the Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) system in NSW. The complex needs of young people in the ITC system need to be matched with similarly complex solutions to their care and support needs involving multiple stakeholders and systems. A Care Team approach provides a systems framework to drive a whole-of-practice approach to understanding, supporting and working through the needs of young people in a way that is child-centred, holistic and connected.
We have designed this Virtual Classroom to support the practice of collaboration and participation through the Care Team process. In this
- Why do we need Care Teams?
- What is a Care Team approach?
- Principles of a Care Team
- Setting up a Care Team
- Care Teams in Action
This training is presented by Noel MacNamara, Deputy Director for the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care.
Noel Macnamara is a social worker with over 35 years of experience as a clinician, supervisor and executive with a wide range of services with children adolescents and families He is the author of Therapeutic Care Teams: A Vertical Team in The Horizontal World of OOHC
and Supervising Child Protection Practice: What Works? An Evidence Informed Approach.