The evaluation tools we use are: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire’s (SDQ) to be completed by teaching staff or parents, and children age 11-13. The Child Outcome Rating scales (CORS) which are completed by children under the age of 11 within their sessions.
Both the SDQ and CORS are used before counselling commences and upon completion of the therapeutic work.
Over the past five years this validated data gave evidence of and represented the percentage of children and young people that showed a positive improvement and change after receiving counselling through Kalmer.
The children and young people who feel they have benefited from our counselling have individually expressed and acknowledged their own positive reflections on their relationships with themselves, their family and all those around them.
Our work has also informed Newcastle City Council’s Our Case for Change Plan and the Child and Adolescent Mental health transformation plan 2015-2020 document.
Children who have had access to our service have shown a positive improvement in their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
This improvement, in turn, positively impacts all of their relationships with those around them and their ability to learn, adapt and achieve their potential.