training & workshops
D.ESCAL8 (pronounced de-escalate) offer training workshops and consultancy primarily focused on helping carers enhance relationships with those they care for who may display distress - because physical intervention is damaging to any relationship!
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
It is very common for people to assume they know what we do because they say:
"I have been on a course like that!"
In some ways it is partly because of the association to the other accredited companies.
However, we do things differently and while that is easy for me to say, the testimonials highlight the differences.
Testimonials range from Parents, Teachers, Psychologists, Directors, Behaviour Analysts, Support Workers and many others.
Most of the comments have been made by people who have previous experience of other Accredited Training.
D.ESCAL8 also run parent & family carer workshops. These are bespoke workshops focused on the needs of the attendees rather than following a specific syllabus. These can be found on our open workshop training area here
Concerned about some staff attitude?
Considering ways to get staff to question their own beliefs?
Have any employees that need a philosophy reboot?
D8 Participants receive the following benefits:
Research has demonstrated that after this type of training staff tend to approach incidents or people in distress in a calmer way as they will be more confident about managing the interaction. An increase in your confidence in dealing with distress is an aim of the course delivery.
D.ESCAL8 training dramatically increases staff members awareness of and ability to manage safely any potentially physical encounter. We do not like the term physical intervention but it is part of learning to be so confident you don't need to be physical.
Research has shown that after this type of training staff members are more comfortable and likely to use de-escalation for longer. Better relationships develop between staff and those they look after due to an increased understanding of behaviour. DESCAL8 aim to increase your awareness of why people do what they do and consolidate your previous knowledge.
Achieve a reduction in staff sickness absence and an improved tolerance to working with those in distress when we find it a challenging.
Hands on Practical Learning
During this course staff will receive kinaesthetic team building and practical, solution-focused problem solving skills.
Challenging Staff Perceptions
Staff will review and reflect on
their previous practice and that of their team
the results their interactions can have on incidents with people in distress.
This awareness will help reduce incident intensity, frequency and duration.
Increase in staff member's Emotional Stability
Staff will know how to better support each other, build team resilience and feel better able to seek further help and guidance.