De-escalation techniques and self-protection
About this event
This practical training workshop will help you recognise, defuse and control aggressive behaviour in children and young people, as well as when working with adults, such as parents or carers. It will help you understand different attitudes, emotions and behaviours and give you practical intervention techniques to deescalate crisis situations as well as to help you protect yourself and the people you engage with.
- Understanding different behaviours and why some children, young people and adults behave as they do.
- Considering the impact of your own behaviour and body language.
- Practising de-escalation and emergency relaxation techniques.
- Using non-verbal techniques to communicate
- Improving relationships and promoting recovery.
Andy is a very experienced and knowledgeable trainer with almost 40 years’ experience in residential care settings. For the last 25 years, he has worked as a manager in both a residential school and in residential children’s homes.
Andy is a third-generation child care worker – both his parents and grandparents were social workers for the Salvation Army and local authorities. In those days, care workers used to live within the care settings with their own families, which meant that Andy and his siblings spent much of their childhood with looked after children.