This is an area where I focus a great deal of time with schools and organisations. Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and also Youth Academy Football Coaches are benefitting for this input.
I have developed and delivered training on this issue since the late 1990’s. I bring a wealth of experience, practical experience on understanding behaviour, stress and the tools we need to build relationships and create environments that are safe and allow us to de-escalate and reposed to challenges.
What is on offer?
I will tailor support based on local need and areas identified by partners. I can offer CPD sessions, In-service day sessions as well as a 6 session group programme that builds skills and confidence on this area. This is used by both experienced staff and staff looking to build an undemanding that lets them deal with the challenges they face.
These sessions cover Understanding Trauma and Attachment, Values-based practice, Behaviour as communication and an indicator of stress, Strategies and approaches to de-descalte, Listening skills and Recovery – Connecting Behaviour to Feelings.
Collegiate sessions explore reframing behaviour as an indicator of stress, this lets the adults understand they cam either add stress to situations, or take it away. The feedback I have on this work is among the most positive I receive on any of my work.
‘The best CPD training I have ever had’ ‘game-changing’ Secondary School Teacher.
‘Helped me recognise how my feelings and behaviour affect situations – gave me strategies to deal with challenging behaviour‘ Secondary School Teacher
I also do some innovative and popular work directly with parents and carers on this issue. I outline the approach the school is being trained on but link it to every day life for families.
I will also work directly with children and young people on this. I have used the development of ‘Golden Rules’ to explore the reality of behaviour – this lets us examine the ‘Unwritten Rules’ such as ‘hitting back’ – this is challenging work but essential for improved behaviour.
I can also support he development of polices and what I am also offering and delivering in a number of schools this year, is to be part for he discussion and the team ‘around the child‘ offering support, expertise and guidance on issues on behaviour, relationships, trauma and bullying.
Please feel free to get in touch and discuss any of this with me