De-escalation Skills & Breakaway Techniques: Bespoke live training for Foster Carers, Social Workers, Drug Workers & Social Housing Teams
De-escalation techniques are inherently abnormal because they go against our natural ‘fight or flight’ reflexes. To be effective we must remain calm and centred. We need to be professionally detached.
This course has been designed for carers who look after and support vulnerable young people. De-escalation is all about helping and improving a situation. De-escalation techniques are most successful when used early, before the young person deregulates. To do this, it is necessary to be aware of and spot the early signs.
- Understanding aggression
- Understand how feelings drive behaviour
- Identify general physiological signs of anger
- Identify the common triggers of anger
- Recognise the levels of anger in young people
- Learn appropriate interventions for each level of anger including actions to avoid being restrained or attacked
- Have ways to manage your own anger
- Have de-escalation and defusion techniques
- Safely disengage from being held
- Safely disconnect another person from being held
- Understand personal safety and how to self-protect
- Post-incident actions – the importance of record-keeping and de-briefing