fostering and challenging behaviour
Fostering welcomes children and young people into your home to be part of your family. Any relationship has stressful times and bringing an individual of any age into your home can put pressure on all aspects of family life. Positive relationships are the key to successful placements, be they emergency, respite, short term or long term stays.
We tend not to use the term 'Chllenging Behaviour' but prefer to assist indiviudals with their distress d8.is/b2.
Not all families and carers feel that they need a the full 3 day BILD accredited course which is lower on this page. Not everyone will need to learn most of the physical skills we teach and need greater focus on PBS. To meet this need we offer smaller more bespoke one or two day workshops -
Developing Positive Relationships - Children / Young People in Distress
Foster carers can often find themselves facing problems with behaviour. D.ESCAL8TM’s 3 day BILD accredited course, ‘Developing Positive Relationships with Individuals in Distress’ will provide carers with the understanding, skills and confidence to approach these incidents in a calm manner, meeting the needs of the child.
The children and young people in foster care are likely to have had many disappointments and a lack of that constant emotional gate post they need. Our course focuses firmly on Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and building secure, trusting relationships both in stable times and in times of distress.
Social Worker on a bespoke 2 day course designed for an individual.
Supervising Social Worker on a Foundation 3 day "Developing Positive Relationships with Individuals in Distress"
D.ESCAL8TM's Foundation Course (1,2 or 3 days) 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
- 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
- Creating support systems
- Emotion and relationships
- Offloading and debriefing
Physical Interventions - Disengagement
D.ESCAL8 TM firmly believe in giving carers the skills and confidence to be able to create space when needed. As such we can teach hands on practical skills that enable people to disengage easily and calmly from:
- Simple pinches
- Wrist Grabs
- Pinching / Scratching
- Clothing Grabs
- Hair Grabs
You 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 carers being able to build more positive relationships with children and young people 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.
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