D.ESCAL8™ Associate Trainer Project is our ‘In-House Trainers’ system suitable for larger organisations. Your successful Associate Trainer would adhere to the Restraint Reduction Network Standards and deliver the D.ESCAL8™ ‘Supporting Individuals in Distress’ course and associated annual update days to staff within your service.
Your trainer will benefit from -
D.ESCAL8 ™ ’s Associate Trainer Project is more rigorous than most. This attention to detail has the benefit of only producing high quality facilitators who will be able to offer support and advice on-site, as well as training, with D.ESCAL8™ backup only a phone call away.
“It really was one of the best training courses I have ever attended! Des was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responsive to the group and business needs. The biggest part for me was the ethos that came across throughout the course- moving into the social model of care, it is vital that staff attitude is genuinely person centred and considers their own conceptions about behaviour. De-escal8 captured this brilliantly and has improved my understanding of my own emotion and behaviours so that I can truly support individuals who display signs of distress. It was extremely refreshing to have the psychological and physical impact of working with people packaged together. It made a huge impact on the way I understand the need for emotional and physical intervention. If you are looking for a thorough training needs analysis, delivery of a course that is bespoke, training that enriches service delivery, builds confidence in staff and moves towards the social model of care I would highly recommend this training.”
— A.L. – TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR
“Reading the Testimonials from other course participants I thought Des had cherry picked the best for a positive opinion. Having been on the course I know that the Feedback is genuine and if you are in doubt go and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed !
Having been an instructor for another Physical Intervention Method for many years. I approached the course open to suggestions and methods to improve the quality of care given to pupils and to provide a positive outcome for the individual. I attended the course with an open mind and hopeful to pick up one or two points to help staff and pupils alike. I have re-evaluated my whole approach to physical interventions and feel that all the staff I work with would benefit from attending the D.ESCAL8 course. The course would provide an up to date method to develop future relationships with pupils in our care and a less restrictive option if physical intervention is needed.”
— A.W. TEACHER (TRAINER FOR OTHER BILD ACCREDITED CO.)
This course was invaluable and just what we needed to raise morale and self-esteem at such a difficult, critical time in 2020.
The course was deemed ‘enlightening, thought provoking and a tonic’ and reinforced a team building approach. Staff felt it was an ‘eye opener’ to witness how other staff were feeling when they were feeding back anonymously about their feelings, emotions and experiences and felt that they were not alone.
Staff took time to focus on their positive and supportive reactions to pupils and staff who were in distress or needed support and assistance and will apply these strategies to themselves. A very positive camaraderie and renewed team building approach has resulted from this course.
We have worked with Des on other sessions and projects and he never fails to enthuse, engage, challenge and support staff. Thanks so much, an excellent experience again.
Your thought process changes after the workshop. Very helpful
Interesting, informative, relevant and inspiring.
It was very interesting and was good to catch up/recap on somethings. very useful
Loved the course, kept waiting for you to shout , look forward to seeing you in person again.
It was really good to get an understanding of the effect of reinforcement (positive and negative) and the impact of immediate against future.
Interesting and beneficial as a reminder and reinforcer. I was able to relate the strategies to my work and some to home. I take from the course different ideas and a continually changing and developing mindset.
I felt the workshop was interesting and built on the experiences of previous training. The content revisiting Attachment theory was particularly useful to me as I have just started working with a very vulnerable young pupil for whom perception regarding acceptance and rejection is particularly difficult.
Lots of information given today and I found it very interesting, especially the parts about the advisor. That will help me in my own personal experiences in future as well as passing it on to others I work with.
This was a fascinating course. The presentation was very engaging, I liked the anonymous answers we could provide through menti. It supported me to contribute. The ideas and concepts presented will support me personally and the students and staff I work with. Thank you Des.
Some really helpful content, Putting on the break, naming your inner voice, positive and negative reinforcement clarified. A really interesting day- Where were you when I had my nervous breakdown? It would be good to learn this stuff academically rather than by bitter experience. This should be standard teaching on a PGCE .
very good presentation and information. I learned a lot that I didn't know before.
always inspiring and beneficial to me
Fantastic course, very interesting and well presented. Excellent strategies to use in the workplace for children and staff
The pro social Ebola was very inspiring. Some good reading about how we react and finding a tool that works even though you may need to adapt that tool. Building upon relationships and developing positive ones.
Excellent course, really informative and thought provoking...
Another really valuable training course to put to good use both in a work environment and personally. Brilliantly delivered, as always. Reminded me that we all have the ability to create a better environment, mentally and emotionally for ourselves and others. Des gives us the tools in which to achieve that. It's a gentle, caring approach with huge impact. Always leave feeling much better equipped to cope with the vast array of situations we can all find ourselves in.
Excellent course, very privileged to be able to experience this.
Des is a great teacher. I always find his courses really useful and the information/ theories he gives are very beneficial and are really helpful, both personally and in the workplace.
Really enjoyed the course as always.
Very interesting, looking forward to when we can do hands on training
Looking for an open annual update day? - certificate is running out?
West Wales Open Update Day
DATE: 31st Jan 23
D.ESCAL8™ deliver courses and workshops based on human relationships. This grounding is not about hierarchy of those supported vrs those they support. D8 is about building and maintaining positive relationships even with people who cause you some stress. From feedback this can have a good effect on your own relationships.