Family Carers who assist individuals with challenging behaviour
de-escalation training for parents and family members
Do you ever find your child displays difficult behaviour?
Is any behaviour impacting on relationships within the family?
Would you like information on being safer for all?
Would you like training and practical solutions?
Working with indiviudals in distress d8.is/b2 (rather than challenging behaviour) can be stressful for us as carers.
When a family member is in distress it can be incredibly stressful to maintain an ongoing positive relationship.
Any relationship has stressful times and having that stress within the family can be hard for others to understand, however in your home an individual in distress can put pressure on all aspects of family life. Child development only plays a part. Relationships are the key to successful family life.
D.ESCAL8 TM family workshops are fully bespoke to the needs of the participants rather than following a set syllabus. Workshops are underpinned by specifically designed techniques to assist you to develop positive relationships with family members in distress.
Parent & Family Trainer
Christianne has a teenage son with severe autism who is non-verbal and has severe learning disabilities. She has a background in studying interactions of children with severe autism using a methodology called Conversation Analysis (CA) and has presented this work at international conferences. Together with Tim Auburn at the University of Plymouth she has published a chapter in a book looking at the ways children with severe autism use laughter to joke and tease. She is now working on using CA to provide useful feedback to people working with or caring for children and adults with severe autism. Her own experiences of managing her son’s distressed behaviours and the huge difference D.ESCAL8 training made to her family motivated discussion about providing these opportunities for other families. She is committed to working with other families to improve the lives of people living with and affected by distressed behaviours.
In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, walking on Dartmoor with the dog and surfing.
Publications & Talks
Book chapter: Christianne Pollock, Timothy Auburn, (2013), “Laughter and competence: Children with severe autism using laughter to joke and tease”, In Studies of laughter in interaction (Phillip Glenn, Elisabeth Holt, eds.), Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 135-60.
Pollock, C. and Auburn T. Joking in teaching contexts by children with severe autism. International Conference on Conversation Analysis, 4-8 July 2010, Mannheim, Germany,
Pollock, C. and Auburn T. ‘Laughter is the shortest distance between two people’ (Victor Borge). Laughter in the interactions of children with severe autism. International Conference on Laughter and Humour in Interaction. Huddersfield, 24-25 June 2009
Pollock, C, Auburn, T., Clibbens, J. and Phillips, C. (2008) Interactions of Children with Severe Autism. International Meeting for Autism Research, London, England. 15th – 17th May, 2008
D.ESCAL8™ BILD Accredited Courses:
3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Adults
3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Children and Young People
In house Trainers Project