|The I.C.E Programme uses the theoretical CBT approach to human problems, which is that situations and thoughts influence feelings and behaviour.
The Initial Assessment relies on an understanding of the client’s condition and the cultural framework in which the practitioner and client both view the world.
A set of questionnaires and interview techniques are used to gather quantitative and qualitative information, so that baseline data collected in order to recognise the client’s current situation, treatment, make recommendations and evaluate risks.
The following tools are used:
Initial Interview Questionnaire
• Holistic questioning and discussion. It enables you to build a rapport with the client as well as begin the process of assessing the problem. It involves gathering information and making sense of the client’s life situation. – Qualitative
DASS (Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale)
• Questionnaire focusing on depression, stress and anxiety levels. It is designed to measure the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress. The DASS was constructed not merely as another set of scales to measure conventionally defined emotional states, but to further the process of defining, understanding, and measuring the ubiquitous and clinically significant emotional states usually described as depression, anxiety and stress. – Quantitative
DASH Risk Assessment
• Questionnaire focusing on risks posed through domestic abuse. It is used to identify the levels of risk a client may be exposed to. These indicators can be organised into factors relating to the behaviour and circumstances of the alleged perpetrator(s) and to the circumstances of the victim.- Quantitative
I.C.E.berg Change Chart
• Mapping through scoring to evidence journey of change. Baseline data collected using holistic approach and tentative questioning. It is completed at the beginning and end of the programme so that scores can be compared, changes can be identified and further recommendations can be made if necessary. Involves creating an action plan using the ‘Signs of Safety’ model. – Quantitative and Qualitative
Evidence is gathered of sustainable change and a client’s journey is recorded accurately.