Date on Application
Course Duration: Five days – this comprises of four days intensive training followed by an assessed portfolio of implementation and a final assessment day six months after the initial training.
Target Audience: The course is designed for senior personnel employed in education, social care or healthcare services who are required to train staff employed by their organisation in the support of individuals who may present with challenging behaviours. Potential candidates will hold a professional qualification permitting them to work in care, education or healthcare settings which provide services for;
- Children and adults with a learning disability
- Children and adults with autistic spectrum conditions
- Pupils with special educational needs
- Children with additional needs that may result in socially inappropriate behaviour(s)
- Children with social and emotional difficulties associated with behaviours that challenge
- Adults with a learning disability and/or autism who are detained under the Mental Health Act
- Children and young people (up to the age of 19) who are detained in semi-secure and secure settings or who are detained under the Mental Health Act.
- Families and family carers, including foster carers, those offering short breaks and support to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism and social emotional behavioural difficulties.
Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
- Delegates will be able to identify the characteristics of the individuals with whom they work and how they may contribute to challenging behaviour.
- Delegates will have an understanding of behaviour.
- Delegates will have an understanding of challenging behaviour.
- Delegates will understand that behaviour serves a purpose for an individual.
- Delegates will be aware of how personal attitudes and feelings towards the individuals they support may affect their actions.
- Delegates will be able to identify characteristics of the individuals who they support which contribute to challenging behaviours.
- Delegates will be able to discuss the importance of developing and sustaining supportive relationships with the individuals with whom they work.
- Delegates will be able to discuss the concept of Behaviour Support.
- Delegates will understand the need for a programme in crisis management.
- Delegates will have an understanding of how internal and external antecedents may interact to affect behaviour.
- Delegates will have an understanding of the importance of a functional assessment of behaviour.
- Delegates will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the physical and emotional responses experienced during a crisis situation.
- Delegates will be able to identify the phases of behaviour escalation and appropriate staff responses.
- Delegates will be able to identify psychological and physical considerations and early warning signs for crisis situations.
- Delegates will be able to discuss guidelines for the use of Physical Interventions.
- Delegates will have an understanding of health and safety and the law and how it affects the use of physical interventions.
- Delegates will have an understanding of the importance of risk assessment.
- Delegates will be able to demonstrate Physical Interventions safely, and have an understanding of when they may be used.
- Delegates will be aware of how their organisation’s mission statement refl ects positive approaches and person-centred planning.
- Delegates will have an awareness of the systems required for successful implementation of PROACT-SCIPr-UK®.
- Delegates will have an awareness of The BILD Code of Practice and how it affects their work as a PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor.
- Delegates will be able to deliver training using effective delivery styles to address individual learning needs.