Children and Young People in distress
Would you like a staff group that are consistent, confident and have the ability to build solid positive relationships with their pupils?
Our 3 day course ‘Developing Positive Relationships with Individuals in Distress’ will result in staff who feel they are empowered and reconnected with the way they should be engaging with children in distress.
Sometimes a cycle can develop between the teacher and the students that makes things even worse: the pupils misbehave more, you dislike them more, you are less positive and friendly, they dislike you and your classes more, they disrupt more and so it goes on. The cycle needs to be broken.
D.ESCAL8TM can assist teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and carers to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, even when their behaviour has an emotional effect on them.
After our training participants will approach incidents and people in distress d8.is/b2 in a calmer manner. We use realistic role plays to simulate stress training resulting in staff who will be more confident during those interactions.
Developing Positive Relationships
with Individuals in Distress
On completion of the 3 day course participants will have a solid grounding in -
- The relevant legislation, guidance and policies
- Classroom management strategies, as well as crisis management strategies that will;
- Meet the pupil’s needs
- Encourage the pupil to make positive choices and develop self-control
- Support the pupil in difficult situations
- Safely manage crises if and when they occur
- Positive psychology / Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
- Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE’s) scale
- Understanding emotional contagion via mirror neurons
- Understanding the functions and causes of problem behaviours
- Understanding and improving their own tolerance, resilience and relationships
- De-escalation skills
- Understanding through stress training how our emotions affect the interactions we have when in stressful situations & how we can improve our communication under pressure
- Staff support systems
- Emotion and relationships
- Offloading and debriefing
- Understand how to make comprehensive behaviour support plans
Physical Interventions - Disengagement
D.ESCAL8TM firmly believe in giving staff the skills and confidence to be able to create space when needed. As such we can teach hands on practical skills that enable staff to disengage easily and calmly from:
- Simple pinches
- Wrist Grabs
- Pinching / Scratching
- Clothing Grabs
- Hair Grabs
Your staff will also learn:
- Airway Protection
- Assisting Others in any situation
- Protection from hits / blows
- Advanced Stress Training
- How to handle self injurious behaviour
Restrictive Physical Interventions
All D.ESCAL8 TM courses embed the principle that physical interventions should only be used as a last resort, once primary and secondary preventions have been attempted and failed. The interventions we teach on the 3 day course are effective in all situations and do not use the floor in any way. D.ESCAL8 TM teach interventions that are the least restrictive, and work with the movement of the individual rather than fight against it in an attempt to restrain; this results in staff being able to build more positive relationships with pupils in distress. The third day of the course includes:
- Movement concepts
- Fluid Restraint
- Movement & Self Injury
- Other Restrictive Procedures as informed by Training Needs Analysis & Behavioural Audits performed as part of the commissioning process.