This is a four day course that uses our ‘Instructor Model’ – this means that once qualified, course participants will be licensed to provide training within their organisation to foster carers, social workers
and other relevant personnel. This is a cost effective way to ensure that your staff and foster carers are equipped to deal with challenging behaviour and have the confidence needed to keep themselves and the children in their care safe.
The challenges in supporting and living alongside children and young people who may have complex emotional and behavioural needs rooted in chaotic, abusive and neglectful backgrounds is undeniably difficult work. All children living within a substitute family have the right to be raised in a safe and nurturing environment, able to attain their full potential. Establishing stability and security in the lives of these children and young people takes patience, dedication, hope and skilled therapeutic care giving. Alongside informed, sensitive and available team support is the need for training that underpins the care given by foster carers in the face of challenging behaviour. This course will train individuals to qualify as Instructors who are able to deliver training within their organisation around the following topics: Value Base Understanding Behaviour Structuring the Foster Home (primary prevention) Approaches to De-escalation (secondary prevention) Legal Framework, Responsibilities, Safer Caring, Good Enough Parenting Repairing Relationships, Reflection, Post Incident Support
Who is this course aimed at?
Those responsible for training and supporting foster carers.
Qualified Instructors will be able to deliver training that will ensure that the carers they support can:
- Identify and make consistent responses to challenging behaviours presented by young people in their care.
- Develop an awareness of the needs of young people and reasons for their behaviour both prior to, and during, times when behaviour escalates.
- Recognise the factors that trigger changes in behaviour.
- Understand personal responses to situations involving conflict, aggression and violence.
- Develop skills and a range of strategies when confronted with difficult behaviour.
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