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Promoting Positive Behaviour & De-escalation Skills (with Playfulness from PACE) (2/5) (Zoom)

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Promoting Positive Behaviour & De-escalation Skills (with Playfulness from PACE) (2/5) (Zoom)

From: £370.00 3 hours


This training is the second instalment of a comprehensive five-part series, and it is highly recommended to proceed in sequential order for optimal outcomes. Before commencing this advanced-level training, verifying that your team has successfully completed our PACE Foundations training is imperative. Book the full PACE bundle here.

Proficient Playfulness and de-escalation skills are imperative when caring for minors, who may display a range of challenging behaviours. It is crucial to have effective strategies in place to respond to and manage these behaviours. This training aims to equip caregivers and social care personnel with the knowledge to comprehend problematic behaviour and the impact of various responses on the situation.

We can more accurately evaluate and comprehend the communicated fundamental needs by reimagining challenging behaviour as a means of expression. This approach enables us to introduce alternative, proactive interventions that address those needs constructively.

Throughout this course, we equip you with practical resources and strategies for effectively evidencing your therapeutic engagement using PACE and De-escalation skills. We also offer recording methods that can help you effectively showcase your work to Ofsted and other partner agencies.


Learning Aims:

  1. Identity what Playfulness is and isn't and when to apply it
  2. Identify challenges and difficulties presented by some looked-after children and young people.
  3. Understand the roots and causes of challenging behaviour
  4. Suggest coping mechanisms and appropriate responses from carers by using the PACE model
  5. Carry out functional analysis that helps us understand triggers, enabling us to support our young person more effectively.
  6. Consider how we devise strategies to promote positive behaviour.
  7. Apply active calming and de-escalation strategies to support a child or young person through a crisis.
  8. Understanding aggression, identifying general physiological signs of anger while identifying the common triggers.
  9. Understand how feelings drive behaviour.
  10. Recognise the levels of anger in people.
  11. Learn appropriate interventions for each level of anger, including actions to avoid being restrained or attacked.
  12. Have ways to manage your own emotions.
  13. Support the development of your evidenced-based skills in de-escalation and defusion techniques.
  14. Gain practical resources and strategies for effectively evidencing your therapeutic engagement using PACE and De-escalation skills, enabling you to effectively showcase your work to Ofsted and other partner agencies.

To maximise the benefits of this course, thoroughly study the other four models to understand how they fit together and how to apply the skills gained in context. Book your discounted PACE bundle here.


Format: Live training delivered via Zoom. Includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussion.

Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable hand-outs, certificates or attendance and evaluation are provided.

Those seeking to be certified in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) are invited to visit the founder’s website.

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