Trauma-Informed Safe Handling and De-Escalation Skills (SHADES™)

Safe Handling and De-escalation Skills (SHADES™) is explored in this two day training course, including distress management and physical safety skills.

This two day training is aimed at professionals and carers working with children and young people and who want to increase their knowledge and skills in managing challenging and high risk behaviours.

It incorporates a wide range of strategies in distress management and de-escalation skills. The training does teach a number of physical skills to ensure the safety but does not teach ‘restraint’ techniques.

By the end of this programme, participants will have:
  • An understanding of the impact of early life trauma on development and behaviour
  • A framework for addressing underlying motivations for behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of containment as a tool for managing distress
  • An understanding of safeguarding and the law as it relates to managing challenging and high risk behaviours
  • Developed and practised skills in de-escalation and conflict management
    Developed physical skills to safely manage aggression, crisis and acute distress

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We also offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including many of the methods we teach in our courses.