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Embracing Building Bridges and Six Core Strategies

September 30, 2020 Uncategorized

Building Bridges Initiative

Building Bridges 4 Youth is a joint resolution initiated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “to advance a statement of shared core principles” that promote collaboration between residential and community-based providers, families, and youth. These core principles include 35 empirically based values that guide all service delivery. New Hope fully supports the Building Bridges Joint Resolution.

 Six Core Strategies Pledge

The Six Core Strategies (6CS) is an evidenced –based practice designed to achieve the cultural change that is required to successfully prevent and reduce the use of restraint and seclusion. The Six Core Strategies utilizes strength-based/recovery oriented, trauma-informed care and consumer/client and family driven foundation principles for operationalizing practices that result in significantly reducing the use of restraint and seclusion. The 6CS are based on these core beliefs;

  • Leadership Principles drive effective change
  • Utilizing a Public Health Prevention approach (anticipating risks, intervening early and using corrective actions to mitigate future occurrences)
  • Embracing Recovery and Resiliency principles
  • Value consumer and staff self-reports of what works
  • Operationalizing knowledge of trauma and its effects on our clients
  • Staying true to Continuous Quality Improvement principles

New Hope Treatment Centers Inc. is proud to fully support and endorse these core beliefs through; Leadership that endorses changing the culture as needed to reduce/eliminate restraint and or seclusion (R/S), using data to inform our practice as we examine strategies to avoid R/S, developing our workforce to improve their ability to prevent and manage acuity and to  better understand the risks and benefits of eliminating R/S, using prevention strategies to help consumers and staff better understand and utilize coping strategies when in distress, through the full inclusion of youth and family choices and by rigorously de-briefing every critical event in an efforts to understand the underlying causes and contributors in order to work towards an improved outcome and prevention of similar future event.

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