The therapeutic milieu at Tumblewood and skilled intervention from a well-trained and reflective staff team is vital in containing the chaotic behaviours that are typically present at the time of referral and in the early stages of a placement. The legacy of trauma experiences can manifest in a variety of evolving ways as the young person seeks to cope with the powerful and often painful experiences of their early history.

We are committed to helping young people better manage their feelings and ability to emotionally regulate, taking control of their high-risk behaviours and making sense of previous coping strategies that are now no longer useful to them. We aim to build a young person’s self-esteem and help them to identify their strengths and interests, particularly helping them to identify or enhance the support network around them as they ultimately prepare to move on from Tumblewood.

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The individualised and integrated therapeutic treatment programme is another key component of any placement at Tumblewood and it is regularly reviewed, evaluated and amended. Following on from the Assessment Stage, an integrated therapeutic treatment plan will be in place and will include recommendations and goals for Key working, Individual Psychotherapy or Psychodrama Therapy, CBT based work, Biofeedback programmes, Group work, Community Living, Occupational Therapy, and Independent Living Skills.

Other evidenced based models such as SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment) programme, ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) model, The Decider programme, Coping Cat programme, principles of PACE model, and The Good Lives Model are incorporated into the therapeutic treatment planning and inform the interventions of the staff team as a whole.