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Child and Youth Care Model

Individualized, trauma-informed, and strengths-based care within a client-centered system.

At Key Assets Nova Scotia, client-centered is not just a phrase on a plaque on our wall, or a claim made in a mission-statement. It is the top priority in our everyday work to not only provide care that is individualized, but also to ensure that even our administrative structures, policies, and procedures as an organization place the young person ahead of all other considerations to the greatest extent possible. All our work, whether clinical or administrative, is custom designed and modified on a regular basis to ensure we constantly adapt to the unique and evolving needs of each young person.

The PersonBrain Model™

Key Assets partners with Dr. Paul Baker to provide PersonBrain Trainings.

The PersonBrain Model™ is a powerful, trauma informed care training that is strengths-based and provides essential positive behavior support skills within a NeuroTransactional Model. The NeuroTransactional care approach is grounded in research and incorporates the best of practical brain-based concepts, trauma-informed theories, relational practices, ecological psychology and culturally-responsive interventions to help transform challenging behaviors. Given its multi-theoretical design, The PersonBrain Model™ is compatible with a wide variety of training’s your organization might already incorporate, helping to blend general practice into one, coherent model.

We believe that every child has the right to a life that is Safe, Significant, Respected and Related™. The PersonBrain helps to make that happen!

The Model’s unique combination of powerful therapeutic skills is designed to support the comprehensive needs of even the most challenging of children and youth. These therapeutic skills are helpful within school, residential care, juvenile justice, foster care and related settings that serve children and youth from troubled histories.

This innovative training program teaches the essentials of how people interact with the brain, body, culture, and environment to impact one’s overall life experience. The PersonBrain Model is designed for PRACTICAL use by caring adults of any educational background.

Click here to find out more information on the PersonBrain Model.