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Incredible Years
The Incredible Years® evidence-based program for School-Age BASIC Parent Training Programs (Ages 6-12 years) focuses on helping parents gain the skills to reduce challenging behaviours in children and increase their social emotional learning and self-control skills. The programs have been found to be effective in strengthening parent management skills, improving children's social emotional competence, emotion regulation, and school readiness, and reducing behaviour problems. Evidence shows the programs have improved behaviours of up to 80 percent of the children of participating parents and teachers.

Cygnet is a group parenting support programme for parents and carers of children and young people aged 7-18 years with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder. When a child receives a diagnosis of autism, their parents will often find it difficult to understand the condition and its impact on the child's behaviour. As a result, parents are invited to seek help through this group to obtain a better understanding of autism and strategies to help them address these difficulties. The sessions last approximately 2.5 hours each and run on a weekly basis for five weeks.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that can be useful in treating borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioural patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioural techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness. It contains 4 modules consisting of emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness. Each module would entail 7 weekly sessions of 2 hours each and parent and adolescent groups are run concurrently.

Anger Management
The anger management group therapy is aimed at young people aged 8-18 year olds. The goal of the group is to equip children and adolescents with a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, conduct disorder etc. with necessary skills to be able to better control their anger outbursts in different contexts. The professional carries out individual screening sessions with both child/adolescent and parents/caregivers. The parents/caregivers are invited to an information meeting in order to provide information regarding the programme and the skills used in order to further support the young person in controlling their anger. The group is commenced and weekly sessions are held for 7 weeks (1 hour per week).

CAPES (Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Services) is an emergency 24hr service 7 days a week which offers assessments for young people aged 3 to 18 years presenting with acute mental disorders. This means that one's mental state is severe enough to make the person feel that their life or the life of others may be at risk and therefore require immediate attention.

The CHIT (Crisis Intervention and Home Treatment) teams is an assertive outreach team which offers an intensive intervention to young people who have either been recently discharged from in-patient care or else they have attended CAPES and require extra support to address their mental health needs within the community. This service's intervention is offered for a maximum length of 4 weeks, after which the young person is referred to CYPS for follow up care.

The Young People's Unit – YPU is a Tier 4 service, which offers intensive treatment interventions for young people who are suffering from severe mental disorders with a risk to self or others. The YPU provides assessment and treatment for young people who have complex health, behavioral and emotional needs. This center offers a range of therapeutic educational, social and recreational facilities. The ethos of the YPU is to offer a calm and therapeutic environment, ensuring young people experience an ordinary routine during their stay by separating living and educational space.

All services referred to above are free of charge.

Contact Details:
YPU Tel: +356 2330 4861
CAPES Mob: +356 7920 2091

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