The YHOT is a holistic measurement tool that tracks outcomes across all areas of young people’s lives in which they would like to see change. Young people are at the centre of everything we do at Depaul UK and the YHOT Framework reflects this. There are two overall domains: ‘Me’ and ‘My situation’.
The ‘Me’ domain broadly covers the ‘internal’ changes young people would like to see, such as improvements in their wellbeing, inner strengths and skills. This element of the YHOT Framework includes six domains that together capture the facets of a strong, resilient, confident, supported and happy young person.
The ‘My situation’ domain covers the more external aspects of young people’s lives in which they would like to see change happen. ‘My situation’ is split into four subdomains, covering financial stability, learning and personal development, accommodation and relationships.
The basic premise behind the YHOT Framework is that young people with strong internal capabilities, are likely to achieve better personal circumstances (where external influences allow).