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Child and youth care practitioners CYCP in a hospital milieu not only handle the regular issues associated with child and youth care practice but also deal with the additional stress of medical concerns. In this unique setting the practitioner’s role acquires manipulation of the elements of the milieu. These elements include manipulation of the physical environment in order to provide safety for all clients, and inclusion. Emotional environment in regards to the unfamiliar medical procedures, and an unfamiliarity to the future. CYCP influence the social environment by integrating group activities that promote social interaction and relationships with practitioners. Cultural acceptance, both cultural difference and human difference. Ideological …show more content…
Relationships must be developed quickly with patients and the relationship is focused on short terms goals related to the reason that the young person has been admitted (Stuart, 2013). CYCP depend on relationships established with young people for cooperation (Rayment, 2006). The family is often present in the social life of the hospital and practitioners may develop deep relationships with parents as they help them manage the young person’s illness (Stuart, 2013). During impatient programs for young people with mental health concerns, therapy groups may promote relationships between the patients, but otherwise socializing between peers in a hospital milieu is limited (Stuart, 2013). These are typical aspects of the social life in hospitals that child and youth care practitioners can influence (Stuart, 2013). Group work facilitated by the youth worker, for example can play a role in reducing the isolation that young people feel while in the hospital (Stuart, 2013). Young people in hospitals (especially those with chronic conditions) often face stigmatisation, bullying, and family conflict (Payne & Dyson, 2009). Life for young people outside of the hospital may include bullying, stigma or isolation from peers as a daily reality and practitioners can help young people cope by visiting …show more content…
The practitioner’s primary concern is the social, emotional or behavioural difficulties the young person is having and an awareness of the perceptions and bias regarding young people with physical disabilities (Stuart, 2013). In regards to disability in a medical model a person with disability the focus is on treating the person or assisting the person adapt to the disability (Stuart, 2013). In the social model of disability, the focus is on modifying the environment or adapting it to include all people with disabilities (Stuart, 2013). In addition, practitioners focus is on supporting the person within the environment and helping others to modify the environment to accommodate the young person’s needs. (Stuart, 2013). It is also necessary to accommodate children who are blind or visually impaired or deaf and/or hard-of-hearing (Stuart, 2013). In working with young people who are blind or deaf, practitioners need to be informed about the nature of their communities and the role of the community in the lives of the young people and families with which they are working. (Stuart,

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