Where does the FP stand in relation to supply- and demand-oriented help?

The Functional Profile is a ‘needs-based assessment’. It helps look at what is required to improve a child’s functioning.

Monique Picave
Coach and trainer for management of behavioral problems in the educational and healthcare setting.

How are parents involved, and when do you apply the FP?

Parents answer the same questions as teachers or care providers. It is usually the teacher that first involves the parents with the FP. By laying the completed profiles side-by-side, a thorough overview is formed of concerns and opportunities that are present.

Monique Picave
Coach and trainer for management of behavioral problems in the educational and healthcare setting.

Is it possible to collect data by using a method other than the FP?

There are many ways to collect information, but the FP will save a lot of time spent in meetings, and it is the only system that provides a comprehensive overview.

Monique Picave
Coach and trainer for management of behavioral problems in the educational and healthcare setting.

 

Do parents sometimes have trouble filling out a profile?

Some parents will need extra assistance when completing a profile. This is comparable to what would be needed for other questionnaires.

Monique Picave
Coach and trainer for management of behavioral problems in the educational and healthcare setting.

The FP in instances of children placed outside the home

Placing a child outside the home is something everyone prefers to avoid when possible, and in many situations it isn’t necessary. The FP provides a clear insight into the possibilities for minimizing or avoiding this step altogether.

  • Safety of the child as priority
  • Prevention
  • Quick and broad insight
  • Communication between all parties (child, parents, school, external (health)care, authorities)

Michiel Noordzij
Child psychiatrist

The FP for homebound children

The FP helps provide grip in restoring the balance between child, parents and school. It can also be put to use for preventing children from ending up homebound.

  • A step-by-step return to school
  • Gain insight into the actual problem
  • A medium for communication between involved parties
  • Help teachers become more skilled

Michiel Noordzij
Child psychiatrist

Added value for social and community service teams

The FP makes a good demand analysis possible. It enables youth care workers to take decisive action. A broad overview of a child’s functioning can be realized, aiding cooperation with parents and other members in the care chain.

  • Triage
  • Early detection
  • Parent participation
  • Effect monitoring

Michiel Noordzij
Child psychiatrist

You’ve completed the FP: how to proceed

Processing a completed FP calls for a skilled analysis. There is training available, and it can also be purchased as a service from YOEP. The end product is a powerful report containing comprehensive description, analysis and advice. The advice given is aimed at the entire system of care surrounding the child, including teachers, parents and other aspects of the child’s care environment.

Maartje van Rijen
Educational care specialist at YOUP

The FP for the general practitioner

By applying the FP in advance, the general practitioner can immediately get to the core of the problem, because all questions have already been answered.

Michiel Noordzij
Child psychiatrist

Early detection

An early overview of all existing concerns can often show growing (behavioral) problems, which may not develop to the point of unacceptable behavior if confronted early on.

Michiel Noordzij
Child psychiatrist

Stimulating the chain of cooperation

The FP lets everyone involved with the care of a child to speak the same language, allowing insights to be shared more easily, so that action can be taken quickly. Points of care can be translated to the various parties involved, ensuring that everyone can work together to propel the child out of developmental stagnation.

Michiel Noordzij
Child psychiatrist

The pediatrician discusses the FP
  • It defines the needs of the child even more clearly
  • Conversations with the child become more focused as a result of the objective view provided by the FP.
  • It promotes a very structured approach to finding out what is affecting the child.
  • This tool allows you to refer the child to specialist pediatric care more quickly, thus preventing many secondary problems from occurring.

Ingrid Rours
Pediatrician