Program Philosophy

PACE Works Systemically

PACE is based on a multi-generational systemic model in supporting families (“Family Systems Theory”). This systemic model sees the child as being a part of a family system which is in turn, part of a wider system. What happens in one part of a system may effect other parts of it (see diagram below):

 

Systemic Model

PACE uses a Systemic Model for understanding the child. Changes in any of these areas noted above can affect a child, whether conscious or unconscious, and propel the child’s behaviour.