Specialist Intervention Services offer a range of therapeutic interventions for young people and their families. Delivered by our team of psychologists, programmes are informed by current evidence-based practice. The qualifications and experience within the team enables Kibble to offer a broad range of interventions that can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual young person.

Why Is A Trauma Informed Approach Necessary?

Most young people attending Kibble have faced high rates of potentially traumatic experiences. Research has shown that more than 50% of our young people have encountered all four categories of potentially traumatic experience: within the home and family, exposure to aggression, abuse, and loss. Kibble has promoted trauma-informed practice across many areas in recent years, and these findings suggest this is an important part of care provision for our young people.

A trauma-informed approach to interventions helps us to recognise the importance of building therapeutic relationships, and of working alongside the young person to identify the support they need to help them now and in the future. All therapeutic interventions are delivered at a pace and learning style that suits the young person.

How Do Interventions And Programmes Help?

SIS offer a range of evidence-based, structured programmes and individual tailored therapeutic interventions to support areas of need identified in the young person’s plan.These include:

  • trauma
  • emotional regulation
  • anxiety management
  • bereavement and loss
  • violence
  • substance use
  • high risk offending
  • sexually harmful behaviour
  • cognitive skills development
  • healthy relationships
  • sexual vulnerability
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation
  • family work
  • social skills training

Types Of Programme

The Ross Programme

A cognitive skills development course that addresses difficult or anti-social behaviour in young people, by teaching them skills and values that promote social behaviour

  • Substance Misuse
    A programme designed to reduce or terminate harmful substance abuse in young people
  • Offending Is Not The Only Choice (OINTOC)
    Addressing criminal behaviour by focusing on morality, victim awareness and consequential thinking
  • Violence Is Not The Only Choice (VINTOC)
    Reduces aggressive and violent behaviour in young people by promoting calming techniques, conflict resolution and self-management
  • Why Try?
    A course that helps young people develop coping skills, demonstrating that making the effort to overcome challenges has its rewards
  • Keeping Cool, Thinking Smart: Managing Anger (by Tim Chapman)
    A programme that enables young people to control their anger by offering alternatives and focusing on the consequences of uncontrolled anger

In addition, SIS also delivers a range of short programmes. These may be utilised as an introduction to more intensive programmes, or as stand-alone interventions for the young person if appropriate.

The short programmes may be facilitated by the young person’s keyworker (with support and a debriefing by SIS), or directly by a member of the SIS team. Short programmes offered include:

  • Motivational Sessions
  • Eye-Max (expressing your emotions to the maximum)
  • AMP (Anger Management Programme: Turn Down the Volume)

Tailored Interventions

  • Individual interventions tailored to address identified needs
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP accredited)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • TPB trauma informed treatment approach (R.Greewald)
  • Talking it Over – counselling based listening service
  • Young Person’s Family Work Programmes
  • Safer Lives Model