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Violence and Aggression Training Training

Training Courses in working with disturbed and challenging behaviour, including aggression and violence.

Training courses from a leading provider of training in mental health and related areas. To provide a proper solution you must cover the relevant areas from the courses below. We can bring any of them to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.

The RAID<sup>®</sup> Course

The RAID® Course.

A 3-day course.

A relentlessly positive approach to working with disturbed and challenging behaviour.

The 3-day RAID® course is the UK’s leading positive psychology approach for tackling disturbed and challenging behaviour at source: over 15,000 professionals have attended it. It is a comprehensive approach which teaches staff a philosophy and practice not only to deal with disturbed and challenging behaviour when it occurs, but also to prevent it by tackling it at source. Staff feel pleased to share a unified system and to know what they are doing and why they are doing it, while clients delight in a relentlessly positive and empowering approach. The essence of the RAID® approach is to play down disturbed and challenging behaviour as far as safety allows, and to nurture and develop positive behaviour so that it systematically overwhelms and displaces the disturbed and challenging behaviour.

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PBS Training

Positive Behaviour Support

A 3-day course (2-day version also available)

This new 3-day course meets demands for a thorough, consistent and values-led approach to Positive Behaviour Support.

The course covers the background and rationale for PBS and then looks at understanding an individual’s needs, analysing their behaviour and understanding the role it fulfils. Positive and proactive, the training will empower delegates to develop individual PBS plans aimed at improving their clients’ environment and wellbeing, thus decreasing the likelihood of disturbed behaviour. Using skills and understanding from the course delegates will be able to develop specific client-centred plans, also considering their situation and family / carers.

Given that some incidents will inevitably still occur the course also covers steps to manage a crisis and to continually review and improve the plan.

This is a powerful approach that improves the environment and wellbeing of both clients and staff. This is the only PBS course that is APT accredited and gives access to relevant web-based APT resources after the course.

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The ABC Course

Aggressive-Behaviour Control: The ABC Course.™

A 2-day course. (1-day version also available.)

Powerful non-physical techniques for handling aggression and violence effectively.

First run in 1983 and constantly developed since then, this course is the 'original' of courses on the non-physical management of aggression. Attended so far by about 100,000 participants it covers how and why anger and aggression develop, how to prevent aggressive and violent incidents (both to oneself and others), key techniques for responding to an actively aggressive or violent person, and what to do after an incident has been resolved. Everything you need to know about non-physical responses to anger, aggression and violence.

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Helping People Manage their Anger and Violence

Helping People Manage their Anger and Violence.

A 3-day course.

Written by William Davies, the author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability and the only anger management book on the Books on Prescription Core List, this is a top anger management course.

This, APT's Anger Management course, focuses primarily on working with individuals (rather than groups, which are covered, but more briefly) who are habitually angry and sometimes violent. It covers the problems of working with such people but principally focuses on strategies for helping them overcome their anger and violence. Importantly it also recognises depression as a major cause of irritability and anger.

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Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents

Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents.

A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)

It is difficult to know what to do after a major incident, but 'nothing' is rarely the best option.

Major incidents such as patient-suicide, assaults, severe self harm, hostage takings etc can be very stressful for the staff concerned. Through lecture, case study and role play, this course examines how best to respond to such situations to minimise the stress; when it's best to say little or nothing, when to get a group of staff together, what to say, what procedures to follow, etc. It provides very clear guidelines in an often confused and difficult area.

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