D.ESCAL8
(pronounced de-escalate)
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Consulting for Families

assisting those with family members in distress - individualised assessments, planning and intervention implementation - physical intervention, de-escalation and positive behaviour support bespoke consultancy

 
 

Consulting for Families

 

 

Any relationship has stressful times and having problem behaviours within the family can be hard for others to understand and fully appreciate.

When a family member is in distress it can be incredibly stressful and difficult to maintain an ongoing positive relationship. Pressure will be placed upon all relationships in the family and on all aspects of family life; your relationship with any other children in the family, with your partner as well as the relationships siblings will have with each other.

We feel it is absolutely essential that you get help and training that fits perfectly with your particular needs. This page gives you information about our work with families and those they care for. D.ESCAL8TM will provide you with a completely personal and bespoke service in your own home.

 
 
Dad and I just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you for the bespoke training course you ran around our son.

[....] As you are aware things were becoming pretty tricky at home, and Dad and I were struggling to manage our son’s frequent outbursts.

It was very helpful to us that you spent so much time in our home, observing (and helping us manage) his outbursts. Consultants we have dealt with in the past have taken a step back and not been keen to spend too much time hands on in the home and it was refreshing and really very different to have someone with us not afraid to join us and really demonstrate how to manage an extreme outburst (I hope your bruises are getting better by the way – since doing the course we have not had our daily top up as incidents are just not escalating in the same way – so yours may be the last ones dished out for a while!).

Although I had tried to explain PBS to Dad, it was much clearer coming from you, and it has really helped us work together and stay calm (which of course helps our son).

[....] We really are very grateful for everything you have done. We’d appreciate it if you could add us to an email list for refresher courses – I suspect that at some stage we will find it handy to revisit everything we have learned.
— C.P. Parent (written prior to joining D.ESCAL8)
 

As the above testimonial says D.ESCAL8TM will come and work directly with you and your family in your home to gain a real understanding of the behaviours you are experiencing on a day to day basis.

This allows the consultant to observe the behavioural cues as they occur, assess possible triggers for the behaviour and provide specific methods of de-escalation that could be employed. Working in the home setting allows rapport, understanding and trust to be built up, not only with the individual in distress, but also the family who live with them. Bespoke proactive strategies can then be designed for the family when behaviour has become a significant problem.

We can also teach disengagement techniques should they be required and, crucially, practice these with family members so that they have the confidence that they work should they need them.

We teach hands on practical skills that enable people to disengage easily and calmly from:

  • Wrist Grabs
  • Pinching / Scratching
  • Clothing Grabs
  • Hair Grabs
  • Biting

We are happy to involve ALL family members in our consulting process; this gives us a clear picture of the impact any behaviours have on the whole household.

On our Family Workshops we welcome any family member over the age of 12 at the discretion of the responsible adult.

 

Comments from a 15 year old sibling of individual who can display problem behaviours.

 

D.ESCAL8TM run two day workshops exclusively aimed at parents and family members.