Glebe House Annual Report
GLEBE HOUSE... Annual Report 2017-2018
Below is an excerpt of the 2017-18 Glebe House annual report. The report outlines the wonderful ability that the Encapsulator platform has and the impressive use of technology in the AOD sector. Providing a great opportunity to document, track and reflect on their life transforming journey.
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Another program element, the video time capsule, shows Glebe House’s innovative approach to treatment.
For more than two years, clients have been invited to record a private video of themselves during their time in residence. While not mandatory, the majority have willingly participated. More than 70 clients have so far made recordings where they answer a battery of 20 questions about their lives in recovery, feelings, goals and hopes for the future. The recordings are stored securely and confidentially. They can only be viewed by the participant, with a recommendation that videos remain stored for two years before reviewing.
Our evaluation of this innovative therapeutic tool shows it to be a highly effective instrument for self-reflection and goal setting. The video journal allows clients to express freely how they are going and where they want their lives to head. “If you watch this in two years’ time, what would you say to yourself?” is an example question.
The video time capsule tool has received positive feedback from most clients and some have now viewed their original recordings, noting how far they have come!
Additional recordings will be possible to create an ongoing video journal in the future iteration of the therapeutic tool, which has been transformed to a web-based platform with secure login and storage of data. This platform, now registered as Encapsulator, provides an engaging means for men to self-reflect and monitor progress. It allows men to own their recovery and, in the often-fragile lives of those in early recovery, becomes a channel for hope.
For more information on how your service can incorporate the Digital Time Capsules into your existing case management programs please contact Danny on [email protected] or phone 046621061 to set up a metting/call. Thank you!
by Danny Shannon