The Grafton Method
Based on the approach developed and used successfully by Ukeru’s parent organization, we employ the Grafton Method throughout all of our work. This method is used for organizational training, consultation and support.
Fully implemented, the Grafton Method enables facilities to engage in a new way of thinking about organizational culture and dynamics, enabling them to provide the highest quality of service possible. Principles include:
- Leadership: Leaders create a vision, set the tone for the organization, chart an achievable course, and persevere.
- Communications: A successful strategic communications plan is essential to keeping staff well informed and engaged.
- Training: The Grafton Model uses the broader framework of overall performance management, which incorporates assessment and training, but also provides platforms for observation and establishing performance expectations and goals.
- Measurement: We develop and use clear performance metrics to demonstrate success to all internal and external stakeholders.
- Debriefing: The goal of a debriefing session is to examine what happened and why, to share feelings and perceptions about an incident, and to determine what can be done differently in the future.
- Alternative Solutions: Finding alternatives to the use of restraint in a crisis situation is no easy task. Ukeru™ developed out of this process and was Grafton’s first alternative solution.
- Therapeutic Treatment Planning: In its simplest form, treatment planning has five aspects:
- Assess a consumer’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences;
- Develop strength-based strategies that promote personal /academic growth and provide for safety and security;
- Train staff to implement the strategies and document activities;
- Monitor consistent implementation and progress; and,
- Modify based on progress and/or changing preferences and outcomes.