for parents and other family members
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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.
The ability to develop and build positive relationships with people in distress is the key to a successful family life for the whole household.
We feel it is right that you get help and training that fits perfectly with your particular needs. This page gives you information about our family workshops, however, some families will feel that they would like a completely personal and bespoke service in their own home. If this is the case then, please, see our Consulting for Families page.
D.ESCAL8TM family workshops are fully bespoke to the needs of the participants; rather than following a set syllabus we work with the particular issues of the small group of participants. Workshops are underpinned by specifically designed techniques to assist you to develop positive relationships with family members in distress.
D.ESCAL8TM run two day workshops exclusively aimed at parents and family members.
We welcome any family member over the age of 12 at the discretion of the responsible adult.
D.ESCAL8TM are proud to deliver these Parent and Family Workshops with Dr. Christianne Pollock.
Bespoke workshop focussed on your needs
After registering interest we will arrange a call to discuss your individual needs, you won't pay till you are happy we can assist you.
Bristol & South West
host your own bespoke workshop
- Behaviour impacting relationships within your family?
- Supporting all ages around dangerous and problem behaviour
- Involved in a group?
- Interested in hosting your own workshop?
please register interest on this button & we will contact you to discuss your needs
Dr Christianne Pollock
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-Dr Christianne Pollock
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