There are many reasons why looked after children, and young people present different types of challenging behaviours. Strategies are needed for responding to and managing these behaviours.
This training considers what challenging behaviour is and explores a range of ways we can react to it. This course assists carers and social care staff in understanding the complexities of negative behaviour. It enables us to assess and understand the underlying needs and address them through the promotion of alternative, constructive interventions.
This training explores past experiences which may have influenced challenging behaviour. We then focus on resilience building and strategies for managing reactions in challenging situations.
Key aims and objectives are:
- 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
- Understand personal safety and how to self-protect
- Post-incident actions: the importance of record-keeping and de-briefing
Format: This is a live training session through the platform “Zoom”. It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, whole group discussion
Hand-outs: Full hand-outs and sources of further information will be provided
Certificate: A certificate will be provided upon the completion and evaluation of the course
E-learning to expand understanding: