The application of Personal Outcome Measures® with children and youth present some unique considerations as compared to applying Personal Outcome Measures® with adults. These differences in application fall into three categories: Family Involvement, Choice Making, and Court Intervention.

Children make varying types of choices and decisions dependent upon their age, capabilities, and opportunities. The transition from childhood (age 5) to adulthood (age 18) covers only 13 years, but this is a time period during which people learn the fundamentals about individual responsibility, sharing, group dynamics, delayed gratification, and other skills which allow them to interact with others and their environments. The responsibility for choices and decision-making is part of the developmental process. As a child matures, they are given more opportunities to make choices about their daily schedule, social life, school/work life, personal style, friends, future, etc. There is no curriculum that suggests order or specific ages for decision-making. These decisions flow out of the situations that life presents. Birth order, living situation, safety & health considerations, individual capabilities, as well as family dynamics, and choices, can all impact any child or young person’s opportunities to experience decision-making in either positive or negative ways.

This webinar shares an innovative look at the use of Personal Outcome Measures® for children and youth that will focus on the three stages of development which take place between the ages of five up to a child’s eighteenth birthday.

In This Webinar

  • Considerations for children and youth, family involvement, choice making, and court interventions.
  • Developmental characteristics, strategies for success, “toolkits,” highlights, and stories to help you navigate interviews with children of all ages.
  • Tips when interviewing a child or young person alone or when interviewing family members with or without the child present.
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Presenters

Betsy Burns

CQL Quality Enhancement Specialist

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Betsy Burns is a seasoned professional experienced in many multi-faceted programs. Betsy has served in positions like Director of Education and Training, Director of Children’s Services, Director of Support Services, Director of Service Coordination, and Assistant V.P. of Program Administration.

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Kristen Heichel

CQL Quality Enhancement Specialist

Kristen Heichel is a Quality Enhancement Specialist for CQL. For over four years, Kristen has maintained Personal Outcome Measures® Trainer and Interviewer Certification for Children and Youth, and has conducted many POM interviews across the lifespan.

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