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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Certification

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Course Overview

Supporting children and young people in looked after support is a rewarding and motivating profession and provides many opportunities to see young people develop and thrive. For many young people, being in looked after support can be challenging and they may have experienced a difficult early life including trauma, neglect and abuse and the impact of this can be shown through challenging behaviour.

One of the most important parts of the role in supporting vulnerable children and young people is to continue to promote positive behaviour, through individual support, therapeutic approaches and role modelling.

This training course describes the meaning of the term ‘challenging behaviour’ and ‘conflict’ and explains how behaviour can be perceived in different ways and by different people whilst identifying individual conflict management styles and evaluating how this can promote the diversity of a support team.

This training course explores the importance of recognising our own approaches to behaviours as a way of supporting vulnerable young people and evaluates the impact of stress and how everybody reacts to stress in different ways which identifying strategies to support ourselves and colleagues in managing stress.

This training course explains potential reasons why some young people in looked after care may present certain behaviours and how a young person’s history and early life experiences may have influenced on behaviours including attachment, trauma, abuse and neglect and explains how loss and separation can be linked to young people and challenging behaviours. This course examines the theory that ‘every behaviour has a positive intent’.

This training course considers the importance of empathetic communication and how our own body language and ‘behaviour mirroring’ play an important part in promoting positive behaviours and discusses the positive impact of promoting praise, motivation, self-image, belonging, and trust.

This training course defines initial information about a young person which can support positive behaviour planning whilst identifying key components of an affective behaviour support plan and resources to use as part of support planning.

This training course discusses de-escalation strategies and calming techniques and compare the advantages and limitations of the ‘Ignore – Divert - Confront’ model of dealing with challenging situations.

This training course identifies ways to assess resilience levels in young people and how and why support for staff teams who are dealing with challenging situations and promoting positive behaviour approaches is essential (including debriefing). This is a level 3 accredited course.

(Please note that this course is a course of non-intervention techniques and theories and does not include any practical physical intervention techniques).

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand the meaning of positive behaviour
  • 1.1Describe the meaning of the term ‘challenging behaviour’
  • 1.2Explain how challenging behaviour can be perceived in different ways and by different people
  • 1.3Define the meaning of ‘conflict’ as part of dealing with challenging behaviours
2Understand our own reactions to behaviour
  • 2.1Explain and evaluate the importance of recognising our own approaches to behaviours as a way of supporting positive behaviour
  • 2.2Evaluate the impact of stress on performance and how everybody reacts to stress in different ways
  • 2.3 Describe ways to support ourselves and colleagues in managing stress
  • 2.4Identify different conflict management styles and how this can promote the diversity of a support team
3Understand the ways of working to promote positive behaviour
  • 3.1Explain reasons why some young people in looked after care may present certain behaviours
  • 3.2Describe how a young person’s history and early life experiences may have influenced on behaviours including attachment, trauma, abuse and neglect
  • 3.3Explain how loss and separation can be linked to young people and challenging behaviours
  • 3.4Describe the process young people can go through when experiencing and dealing with loss
  • 3.5Consider potential ‘triggers’ and ‘hotspots’ which may lead to challenging situations and best ways to reduce the impact
  • 3.6Explain the importance of empathetic communication
  • 3.7Describe considerations to make in terms of our own body language and behaviour mirroring when promoting positive behaviours
  • 3.8 Explain the impact of promoting positive approaches using praise, motivation, self-image, belonging, trust and care
  • 3.9Compare negative and positive ways of communicating with young people
4Understand ways of behaviour management planning
  • 4.1Define initial information about a young person which can support positive behaviour planning
  • 4.2Explain and evaluate the theory that ‘every behaviour has a positive intent’
  • 4.3Explain key components of an affective behaviour support plan
  • 4.4Identify resources to use as part of positive behaviour support planning
  • 4.5Explain and evaluate de-escalation strategies and calming techniques
  • 4.6Compare the advantages and limitations of the ‘Ignore – Divert - Confront’ model of dealing with challenging situations
  • 4.7Recognise specific requirements for assessing risk relating to concerning sexualised behaviours
  • 4.8Consider ways to assess resilience levels in young people and identify ways of providing support to develop key areas
  • 4.9Explain how and why support for staff teams who are dealing with challenging situations and promoting positive behaviour approaches is essential (including debriefing)

Certification

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This positive behaviour training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This positive behaviour training course is designed for professionals working with children, young people and adults including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.

QCF Units

This positive behaviour training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce. This course is also relevant to professionals working in the adult sector.

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