Feedback in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

| November 4, 2015

myoutcomes, Better outcomes in mental health services

The use of the ORS and SRS to facilitate better outcomes in mental health services

Parents and family members are usually the first to notice if a child has problems with emotions or behaviour. Some children are not fortunate enough and have to deal with a childhood that is filled with displeasure, aversion, distrust, and constant negativity. Coping with their emotions can be a big challenge. It is a difficult job for any person, let alone a child, to overcome such adversity. But it can definitely be achieved, with the support of the family members and a systematic therapeutical approach.

Once the problem is understood, setting clear and focused goals and getting the right kind of treatment towards achieving these goals are the key points.

This is not all though; keeping a constant track of their progress in terms of symptom change by getting regular feedback from children, young people and families working with them can significantly impact the outcomes of treatment to bring in a positive change.

But how do the therapists achieve that quality of alliance?

This is when the use of the ORS and SRS can facilitate better outcomes if used together to enhance engagement and participation in the care provided as the measures are discussed with young people and caregivers.

Why only ORS and SRS??

The ORS and SRS fit very well with family work. The degree to which they can be explained, completed, and interpreted is really high.They are quick and easy to use for different age groups including small children and, allow all members of the family an important feedback voice into the therapeutic system. They give young people and carers a voice in treatment as it allows them to provide immediate feedback on what is working and what is not.

The Child ORS (CORS) is a simple modification of the ORS and was developed to facilitate the child's understanding when completing the scales for children age 6-12 and for the young teens aged 13-17. It has the same format as the ORS but with more child-friendly language. Depending on the clinical judgment, either of the versions could be used to engage the young person.

  • Do you deal with the behavioural health of young people?
  • Are you a therapist looking to improve your client outcomes with children or adolescents?
  • At times, do you find it difficult to predict accurately how well you are working together with the younger users??
  • Do you ever wonder- “Maybe things are going well but the goals are taking too long to complete?”

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