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Caring Control

Ethical physical approaches for intervening in a violent situation.

     
   
 
   
 
Caring Control  
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Aggressive Behaviour Control (ABC Course)
Ethical Escape
Caring Control

Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents



 

Course content for the Caring Control training course:

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A 2-day course for 6-16 people.
(1-day version also available.)

 
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Background and aims:

This course strives to maintain the dignity of both the professional and the aggressor,it aims not to encourage future episodes of aggression (e.g. revenge), and it aims to retain good relationships.

All of these are very important not least because some people enjoy the struggle involved in a physical fight and this is something we do not wish to feed. Neither do we want to motivate anyone to seek revenge at a later date. So for both ethical and practical reasons the dignity and caring of the techniques taught on this course are very important.

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Who should attend:

This course is only suitable for selected staff, namely those who - whatever their size or gender - are most likely to be asked to intervene physically in an already violent situation. In selecting staff to attend this course you may like to bear in mind that it is possible to deliberately misapply some of the techniques on this course if a person were minded to do so.


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In 2-days you will cover a great deal:

Some of the situations one has to intervene in are anxiety provoking and frightening. You may wish to propose specific examples from your own job. The following situations are given as typical of what is covered:

•  What to do if somebody is harming themselves, for example by banging their heads
   against a wall or using a knife to cut themselves.
•  How to safely remove a person to another area, possibly via stairs, and how to leave
   safely.
•  What to do when 2 or more people are fighting with each other.
•  How to disarm a person.
•  How to restrain a person in a car.

You will be taught a small number of (a) controlling and immobilising techniques and (b) manoeuvring and escorting techniques and how to apply them in a wide range of situations effectively.

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There are also important areas which need covering as follows:

•  What is positional asphyxia and how to avoid it
•  Legal and ethical considerations.
•  How to maintain the physical and emotional integrity of both the restrained and
   restrainer.
•  Areas of the body that must be avoided and why.
•  How to form a restraint team and operate effectively.
•  The reporting and recording of incidents.
•  The function of debriefing and how it is done.

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Note 1:  This is a physical course and sponsors must provide ample room for 8 pairs to move around freely.

Note 2:  An annual 1 day refresher course is also available for £1500 +VAT.

Note 3:  In situations where staff routinely have to apply such methods as described in this course we can provide extended and in-depth versions of up to 10 days duration, again with refresher and monitoring options.

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How can I get more involved?


1.  Participate in this course
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We come to your organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for an all-inclusive fee, so you need to inform your training manager about the course, and see if they will commission it in.


2.  Bring the course to your organisation
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Up to 16 people can attend this course, and we bring it to you for an all-inclusive fee. The 2-day course costs £2,950 plus VAT and the 1-day course costs £1,500 plus VAT. Both courses have the same syllabus; the longer one provides the opportunity for greater depth in terms of case presentations and assimilation exercises. Both courses have exemplary ratings and feedback from delegates who attend them.

The fee covers all costs: the tutor, tutor's expenses (travel and accommodation), a workbook for every delegate, course evaluation (evaluation document returned to you), registration of all delegates on the APT (zeroaggression) database, individual certificates of attendance sent to each delegate after course attendance, certificate sent to you listing all who attended. You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates!

To arrange this course, email office@zeroaggression.com - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


3.  Have this approach become institutionalised within your organisation.
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We can help you find the most cost effective approach to training up sufficient numbers and getting systems in place so that this approach becomes institutionalised within your organisation. Contact us to discuss: email office@zeroaggression.com - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


4.  Become a tutor for the course
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In order to achieve this you need to become an APT associate. If you are successful in achieving this then you can tutor the course in your own organisation, simultaneously saving your organisation half the course fee. There are also significant other benefits to being an associate. If you are a senior clinician with a real flair for putting things across, then contact us to discuss: email office@zeroaggression.com - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


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As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course.



 
 
   
 

Feedback for the Caring Control training course:


"Excellent course, well presented, fun, very relevant, not made to feel any pressure. Very enjoyable."

J MacDiarmid, Support Worker


"I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable course. It was relevant, interesting and presented in a way which was accessible to all. The facilitator had an enabling style which meant that participation was anxiety-free. Time passed quickly, I learned a lot and can honestly say that having been on many training courses, this was one of the best."
 
Lindsey Tennent, Senior Day Centre Officer
 
 
"I felt that the course was presented in a way that kept the whole group interested. The course content was taught well."
 
Amy Lewis, RSWI
 
 
"I found the course very informative and answered a few questions in my mind that I was very unsure about. It was relaxing and enjoyable."
 
Jan Watson, Support Worker
 
 
"An excellent course using easy manoevers to get out of tricky situations. Well presented and humorous at times. Being practically involved helps to cement what is being learned. I will certainly recommend this course when I return to the workplace."
 
Linda Keetley, CTSW 
 

"The best course I've ever been on."
 
Marie MacLennan, Day care officer


"I feel both motivated and inspired, I can hardly wait to get back to work and put some of the things I have learnt into practice."
 
Course Delegate
 
 
"I have attended many courses - this is by far one of the best."
 
Course Delegate
 
 
"An excellent course presented with sensitivity and humour, making it easy to understand and use, with relevance to our work setting."
 
Ann Rushby, RSWI


"Very interesting and in-depth course, really enjoyable, very well presented. A lot to be learnt with a lot of useful techniques which will help with my job. Well taught and easily explained."
 
Pam Pearce, Residential Worker


"I have thoroughly enjoyed the 3 days of the course. I have learnt a great deal and feel privileged to have been taught by such a highly experienced trainer."

Lynda Gilgan, Residential Worker


"Excellent information for my new career. Every element to it has been most enjoyable and rewarding."

Anita Bennett, Residential Worker


"An excellent pace to learn at, lots of practice at manoeuvres. Fantastic life examples/stories/situations from tutor."

Rachel Ranner, Senior Support Worker


“An excellent course, I'm glad it is over 3 days as I was able to remember the techniques. It was well presented and very clear."

Sarah Linger, Residential Worker



   




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