This training course will provide parents, carers, and professionals with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to manage challenging behaviour and child to parent violence.
A research programme (Selwyn 2014) looking at post-placement outcomes for adopted children highlighted the high level of child to parent violence. This shocked the researchers but is all too familiar to parents, carers and social workers who may be struggling with care experienced children for whom “fight, flight or freeze” is their first response to stress.
This training will help participants understand how to avoid such conflict situations, how to reduce stress levels and what to do if a child becomes very dysregulated. You will learn how to identify triggers and de-escalate situations.
‘Positive Interventions’ brings the trainer’s considerable experience and expertise to bear on this topic. The course content is drawn from the real life experiences and knowledge of foster carers and adopters who have shared their experience, as well as a number of sources from the UK and USA.