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What should we be focussing on in DeBriefing

The term debriefing is an industry-used term. In our industry while useful it is often misunderstood when talking about application at ground floor or grassroots level. When discussing the term de-briefing we @de-escalate.com have separated the term debriefing into different areas. I will discuss one of these here.

Training Administration System

A brief conversation around the administration system that we use on a daily basis.

Attachment Trauma & Relationships

Recently I was lucky enough to attend the latest BILD seminar entitled - Attachment Trauma & Relationships D.ESCAL8 has, from its inception, focused on attachment, trauma and resilience in relationships and in our main course titled – “Developing Positive Relationships with Individuals in Distress”. I was therefore interested in this seminar in particular and was able to swing my timetable to go in the last few days prior to the event.

Positive Behavour Support Training Animation

PBS, Positive Behaviour Support Training focuses us to follow a path, yet there has not been a succinct summation I cared to share until now. The British Institute of Learning Disabilities’s new Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support has commissioned a video animation to help explain PBS. I have put it here and also an easily memorable short link for you to this video.

Stress Training Courses

A service director the other day commented how it was only on Physical Intervention training that the staff start questioning to the Nth degree about scenarios and possible outcomes of events. She stated that it would not happen on a first aid course. Well I know a first aid trainer who would disagree, however I have been on a lot of training as a participant in the last year (see biog) and can agree her point is valid.

The Assumption about Physical Intervention Training

What would you do? This seems to be an innocent question with a straight forward answer. However, when asked by someone who works in healthcare industry, assumptions take over and most people are convinced they know exactly what that entails – lets look at the options

Challenging Behaviour - Outdated

Challenging Behaviour is a term the healthcare sector has misused for years. When the term was originally introduced, it was an attempt to move away from the then widely used term "behaviourally disturbed". The healthcare sector recognised that the term had become associated with some very negative connotations and therefore should not, in good conscience, be given to an individual.

Care Learning Conference

June 12th 2014 saw D.ESCAL8 running workshops and being a major sponsor of the Care Learning Conference. This fantastic day led to our "Communicating with individuals in distress" workshops being full within minutes of the doors opening as the delegates chose which workshops to attend.

you can take it anywhere

D.ESCAL8™ deliver courses and workshops based on human relationships. This grounding is not about hierarchy of those supported vrs those they support. D8 is about building and maintaining positive relationships even with people who cause you some stress. From feedback this can have a good effect on your own relationships.

  • Research Based
    Relax in the knowledge this is our specialty
  • Physical & Emotional Safety
    D8 systems & processes will provide a safe environment for your staff
  • Behavioural at the core
    Delivery and content complements behavioural science
improve the lives of those you support and their futures

West Wales Open Workshop May 2020

4-6th May 2020

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In the Heart of West Wales

Register here to reserve your place - no payment taken on this link