At Be Centre, we believe it’s essential to closely measure and monitor the outcomes we achieve. We know that Play Therapy is a very effective early intervention for children with psychological, social, emotional or behaviour problems – and we want to make sure we’re delivering it in the very best way possible.
We measure outcomes for each child we see. We have also recently completed a measurement report (conducted by an external agency) on the overall Impact Be Centre's services have. Please read further below on these two areas.
With every child we see, an initial assessment (involving parents and carers) is core to our service – and we also measure progress during and after treatment. Measures we use include Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires (SDQ), parent surveys and feedback forms. All the info we gather is kept completely confidential, and is solely used to help maintain and improve the quality of our service. With this in mind, non-identifying data is sent to Play Therapy International for statistical and research purposes.
Our research shows that children who participate in Be Centre's Play Therapy programs experience significant improvement in their emotional wellbeing and relationships, with fewer behavioural difficulties. Parents also report that these improvements have a positive impact at home and at school. You can see some of our key facts below, or download our most recent Annual Report for more.
Tom has developed his emotional skills and is now able to regulate his emotions. This has assisted him in dealing with his frustrations and this has also assisted his family because he is generally calmer and less aggressive.-
Be Centre's first 'Impact Measurement Report' results
This 2021 impact report evaluates Be Centre's social impact over FY19-FY21, identifying key changes created by Be Centre's work. Overall, the report highlights the significant positive impact being created by Be Centre.
More information can be found in the report link here.