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Studio 3 - Managing Signs of Distress

Studio 3 courses are based around equipping students with the capabilities of responding to a stress related behaviour, in a manner that best suits the individual. Skills learned help to maintain the dignity of the client, as well as the relationship with staff. The goal of Studio 3 training is to  provide de-escalation training, which not only seeks to control crisis situations, but avoid them altogether

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Who:

​The course is largely suited to social care or healthcare professionals. There may also be transferable skills to areas such as education.

Instructor:

​The course instructor is Sean O'Callaghan. Sean is a Team Leader in our Residential Services here at Kingsriver. Sean has over 30 year of experience in social care, ranging across a wide variety of services. Sean has experience in children's service's, as well as both youth and adult disability services. Sean has a wealth of first hand experience across houses with mild, moderate and high support.

Where:

​The course will be delivered in person at our centre in Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny.

How Long:

​The full Managing Signs of Distress course takes 3 days. This is delivered in 3 consecutive days.

The low arousal format of the course has less physical intervention elements, and takes 2 days to complete.

For tailor made course's around specific behaviours, contact gwright@kingsriver.ie.

How Much:

​3 Day Managing Signs of Distress: €300

2 Day Low Arousal Foundation: €200

Course Content:

  • Legal Issues

  • Nature of Violence Expressed by Individuals with Disabilities

  • Carers’ Reactions and Tolerances to Challenging Behaviour.

  • Framework for Understanding the Causes of Stress-related Behaviour

  • Introduction to Low Arousal Approaches

  • Introduction to Debriefing

  • Managing Versus Changing Behaviours

  • Physical Interventions

  • Practising the Low Arousal Approaches and Physical Skills Together

  • Using Movement to Defuse a Situation

  • Role-plays

Assessment:

​On the final day each student may be tasked to demonstrate a skill learned during the course. Once the instructor is satisfied that students are adequately knowledgeable, the students will be deemed successful in the course.

Certification:

On successful completion of the course students will receive a Studio 3 - Managing Signs of Distress, or Studio 3 - Low Arousal Foundation certificate. This certificate is valid for 2 years from date of completion.

For Group Booking or Enquiries Please Contact: gwright@kingsriver.ie

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