certified open training courses

Open training

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D8 Training Hubs

D.ESCAL8™ in association with like minded partner organisations can bring you these fully operational PBS & PI training hubs delivering accessible de-escalation training for carers and family members

“I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for the fantastic course last week. I genuinely mean it when I say it was the best course I have ever been on. In my line of work I am used to going on many courses and usually come away feeling like my time has been wasted and completely bored. Not this time. I would recommend your course to anyone.”
— J.T. BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIST

D.ESCAL8™ ‘Open’ Courses are as they say - ‘open to all’.

We offer these courses from our Training Hubs of West Wales and Bristol so that as many people as possible are able to access the benefits our training provides.

This ‘Open’ option is perfect for organisations with small numbers of staff, professionals who work alone or in small teams, sessional carers paid by direct payments, agency workers and lone workers; indeed anyone who is involved with individuals who can display problem behaviours and distress.

This option also enables managers from larger organisations to experience the course and decide if it would benefit their staff. If you are coming to experience the course with this view, then you are more than welcome and will be eligible for a discount.

Our focus is on assisting carers to be compassionate, calmer and more confident when assisting individuals who are distressed. D.ESCAL8™ training will enable you to not simply appear to be calm, but actually feel calmer and more confident in your de-escalation skills, enabling you to build positive relationships with those you care for.

“Training was amazing! The most person centred training I have ever attended.
Learnt a lot. The course gave me a confidence to work with clients in distress, to look for simple but effective solutions to support individual.
It has changed both my work and personal life in such a positive way already. I have been able to employ the skills and tips I learnt, with great results almost immediately. Would recommend!”
— M.N. MANAGER

West Wales Open Workshop - after Covid-19

DATE: TBC

SA34 0UN

In the Heart of West Wales

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'Supporting Individuals in Distress' (SID) - Restraint Reduction Network

This D.ESCAL8™ 3 day course is Certified under the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards administered by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD). As with all our physical intervention courses it is informed by the Training Needs Analysis of the needs of the individuals you support.

Participants completing this course will gain a certificate confirming they have been trained to the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.

As the 'Supporting Individuals in Distress' course (SID) is certified you can be confident that all of the standards of theory, current legislation, Physical Intervention Risk Assessments and best practice are met whilst being tailored to the particular needs of your service and supported individuals.

  • RESEARCH BASED - embedding current research, legislation, best practice and 'real world' examples, aiding consolidation of skills and knowledge
  • SAFE ZONE - participants are fully supported both emotionally and physically throughout our training situations, leading to a toolbox of staff support systems
  • BEHAVIOURAL - we use Behavioural Skills Training (BST) theory which employs instructions, modelling, rehearsal, and feedback in order to effectively teach a new skill

Day One

Concepts

  • Legal Aspects & Policies
  • Tolerance & Emotional Resilience
  • Stress & Staff Support
  • Assault Cycle & De-escalation techniques
  • Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

Physical Interventions - Disengagement

  • Simple pinches

Day two

This content is agreed during the commissioning process and is informed by Training Needs Analysis & Behavioural Audits.

Concepts

  • Introduction to Stress Training - how our emotions affect the interactions we have when in stressful situations & how we can improve our communication under pressure. Our aim is to build positive relationships with those we support.
  • Introduction to Self Injury

Physical Interventions - Disengagement

Examples of the comprehensively risk assessed techniques include;

  • Wrist Grabs
  • Pinching / Scratching
  • Clothing Grabs
  • Hair Grabs
  • Biting
  • Airway Protection
  • Assisting Others in any situation
  • Protection from hits / blows

Day three

This content is agreed during the commissioning process and is informed by Training Needs Analysis & Behavioural Audits.

Concepts for day 3

  • Advanced Stress Training
  • Self Injury

Restrictive Physical Interventions

Extending on from and consolidating the second day, examples of the techniques include;

  • Movement concepts
  • Fluid Restraint
  • Movement & Self Injury
  • Other Restrictive Procedures as informed by Training Needs Analysis & Behavioural Audits
“This course truly is the gold standard, encouraging participants to reflect upon their own practices and experiences, to expand upon their understanding of ‘duty of care’ in their chosen field and that there is always another way to handle difficult situations. I have been on several courses and this is the first that focuses entirely on the individual in distress and how to support them in the best way possible. If you have the opportunity to attend, take it as you and your practice will benefit greatly.”
— H.L. MORGAN POSTGRADUATE STUDENT / PERSONAL FAMILY ASSISTANT

If you would like to experience the course with a view to purchasing in the future and the participant has the authority to make that purchasing decision please chat to us as a certain number of spaces are kept available strictly for that purpose.


“I have just completed the 3 day D.ESCAL8 course. I am a BCBA who currently works both in the U.K. and abroad. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. For me, this course provided the missing piece of the puzzle. I would encourage all ABA practitioners, and indeed all others involved in the care or education system in general, to attend this course. It encompasses the ABA approach whilst providing valuable crisis management techniques.
Des as a trainer is engaging, knowledgable and compelling. He challenges preconceived ideas and provokes mind set change with astounding efficiency. I have attended other “physical intervention” courses in the past. D.ESCAL8 provides an alternative so far superior you will wonder why it isn’t the only option.”
— A.I. - BCBA

Individual Participant

£297

  • Access Ongoing Support
  • Perpetual Digital Participant Booklet Updates
  • Digital PDF Certificate Access Online
  • Premium Quality Printed Card Certificates
  • Discount on Annual Update day (booked during the original course)

Early Bird Discount

£225

  • Access Ongoing Support
  • Perpetual Digital Participant Booklet Updates
  • Digital PDF Certificate Access Online
  • Premium Quality Printed Card Certificates
  • Discount on Annual Update day (booked during original course)

Two Participants

£495

  • Access Ongoing Support
  • Perpetual Digital Participant Booklet Updates
  • Digital PDF Certificate Access Online
  • Premium Quality Printed Card Certificates
  • Discount on Annual Update day (booked during the original course)
“The course was absolutely fantastic and I believe everyone in the care industry should receive this training as standard. I felt particularly empowered by the whole philosophy of de-escalate and its client centered approach. The course encourages you to challenge personal beliefs and societal presumptions which could be unhelpful when assisting an individual in distress. Instead it allows you to develop confidence in knowing how to act in a high arousal situation which you may find challenging, this confidence then in turn assists you
to respond in more helpful low aroused ways rather than resorting to touch and restraint which is likely to distress clients further.
Des is a fantastic trainer who delivers course content in an engaging way which meets all learning styles. His knowledge of the subject was above and beyond including psychology, law, case examples, research and much more! I particularly enjoyed the role plays which was an invaluable way of learning, I don’t want to give too much away but let’s just say the pressure you’re put under compares to VERY realistic situations which was an invaluable learning experience!”

— E.H. PSYCHOLOGIST

Looking for an open annual update day?
for those whose certificate is running out.

West Wales Open Update Day

TBC

improve the lives of those you support and their futures