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Implementation of positive group dynamics for adolescents and young adults: Case study and programme evaluation of a Dutch clinic

Burden, Dale; Pilao, Sonia Janice; & dela Rosa, Rona

When individuals succumb to the grip of an addiction, it is extremely difficult to quit on their own. They would rely on the advice and support of family, friends and professionals. The dynamic is such support and journey toward recovery has been explored by this research through a case study. Yes We Can Youth Clinics (YWCYC) aims to provide a solution for many young people aged 13 to 25 with behavioural disorders and/or addictions, which is more effective when there is collaboration among the adolescents and young adults together with their parents. The method used by YWWC is based on the principle of positive group dynamics wherein their approach and programme is individualised, systemic, and tightly structured. Furthermore, YWCYC works in collaboration with healthcare professionals and experience experts (counsellors) on the basis of unconditional acceptance of all those involved. Successful care should integrate the treatment of co-morbid symptoms and involve families and relatives in the therapeutic process.  
 

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