Working with families


Key messages for practitioners
How We Work with Families
Active listening means
Constructive challenge
Mediation and Advocacy Skills
Communicating with Families

Assessment and engagement

This section sits alongside the work with young people on ‘This is my life’. It covers referral, first contacts, assessment and engaging the family in the young person’s support plan.

Aims for this stage

  • Help families understand Includem’s involvement in their lives
  • Help families understand their possible contribution
  • Engage families commitment and cooperation
Gathering information about families from referrers
Making first contacts
Key Messages for Parents/Carers
Gathering Information from Families
Engaging families in assessment
Assessing Parenting Styles
Useful organisations and their resources