About This Program
The 3-5-7 Model is a guided approach, for professionals and families, that supports grief work and relationship building activities for children and youth in the child placement system. Through activities, children and youth are able to engage in three tasks:
- Clarification of the events of their lives to explore what happened to them (losses) and who they are (identity)—two of the five (5) conceptual questions that address their issues.
- Integration of significant people/relationships in their lives to identify where they are going (attachments) and how they will get there (relationships)—two more of the five questions.
- Actualization of feelings of permanency and when they will belong—the last of the five questions.
Seven skill elements are critical to the work:
- Engaging them in work.
- Listening to their stories.
- Validating their feelings.
- Assuring perceptual safety.
- Letting them do the work.
- Recognizing pain within expressed behaviors.
- Bringing the feelings of the past into the present.
Goals of 3-5-7 Model:
Please check in the Brief Description section above for the program's goals. If they are not there, the program's representative has not provided these since we began requesting them in Fall 2010.
Target Population: Children, youth, and parents (biological, foster, adoptive) in the child welfare system
For children/adolescents ages: 2 – 21
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 2 – 21
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: August 2011
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: August 2011