Schools

Since young people spend a considerable amount of time at school it is very important to have knowledge of and communication with individual schools. Schools can play a significant role in fostering positive peer relations and have a variety of initiatives at their disposal to assist those with difficulties in this area. The school's prevailing ethos is fundamental and sets the tone for the dominant atmosphere around school. A culture which is

Table 1 Characteristics of the Birmingham, U.K., Residential Summer Camp Model

Characteristic

Features

Rationale

Staffing

4 members of

Low profile staffing to facilitate

rheumatology MDT

peer interaction

Program

Self-directed program,

Increase decision making and

agreed at pre-meeting

independence skills

House rules determined by

Promote sense of ownership

participants

Meals

Planned by young people

Catering for "fussy eaters"

who might otherwise

not attend

Chores

Shopping

Exposure to daily chores

Cooking and cleaning

Increase mobility

Promote team work

Facilitate independence in

acitivities of daily livings

Activities

Canoeing, team challenges,

Teamwork

bowling, etc.

Promote self-esteem and

confidence

Social interaction

Fun

Transportation

Train

Confidence in use of public

transport

Medication

Self-medicating

Facilitate responsibility for

disease self-management and

decisions regarding risks/

benefits of adherence

Therapy

No formal therapy

As above

regimes

provided by staff

Leisure

Unstructured leisure time

Facilitate interaction and

Daily challenge

structure own leisure time

Facilitate teamwork

Abbreviation: MDT, multidisciplinary team. Source: Adapted from Ref. 26.

Abbreviation: MDT, multidisciplinary team. Source: Adapted from Ref. 26.

inclusive and makes young people feel listened to and valued with clear policies around collaborative learning and anti bullying will help to make all young people feel safe and supported.

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