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Dealing with Dangerous Dogs

I really can’t claim any expertise here, but I am often asked about dealing with aggressive dogs when lone-working. So for those interested here are three links offering advice:

Community Care

Handling a Dog Attack

Aggressive Dogs

Good luck!

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Open Courses “Trauma: Post-incident Staff Support”

The Post-incident Staff Support course is now available to individual applicants through SITRA:

    SITRA – Post-incident Staff Support

Trauma: post incident support staff

24 May 2012, Southampton

14 November 2012, Southampton

Suitable for all managers and supervisors who have responsibility for supporting staff after an incident at work e.g. an assault, a suicide, an allegation.

By the end of the course participants should:

• Have a good understanding of the psychological and emotional needs of staff following an incident at work

• How to prepare themselves in anticipation of an untoward incident at work

• Be clear as their own role in the immediate aftermath of incident

Trainer: Dr Iain Bourne

Price: member £89/ non-members £129

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Open Courses “Trauma”

The “Trauma” course is now available to individual applicants through SITRA:

SITRA – Trauma

Trauma: frontline staff

16 April 2012, Southampton

23 October 2012, Southampton

For anyone who wishes to gain a clearer overview of psychological trauma, whether it is the result of a recent overwhelming event, or the effect of prolonged childhood trauma.

By the end of the course participants will:

• Understand the difference between Type 1 traumas (recent overwhelming events) and Type 2 traumas (prolonged/repeated childhood abuse)

• Understand how both types of trauma lead to different outcomes and support needs in adult life

• Be aware of the range of strategies available to assist service users, both immediately and in the long-term

Trainer: Dr Iain Bourne

Price: member £89/ non-member £129

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Open Courses “Beyond Abuse”

The “Beyond Abuse” course is now available to individual applicants through SITRA:

SITRA – Beyond Abuse

Beyond abuse: Working with high risk service users (Previously called Working with perpetrators)

22 March 2012, Southampton

12 September 2012, Southampton

25 October 2012, London

Any staff who have a key working relationship with service-users who have a history of violence and abuse against others. To assist participants in thinking though how they can work effectively and appropriately with perpetrators by the end of the course participants should:

Have considered how their own reactions may help or hinder their working relationship with a perpetrator
Have learnt how to establish a safe an appropriate relationship with a perpetrator
Understand better the forces that lead to the violence and abuse
Be aware of different ways of working with perpetrators.
Price: members £89/non-members £129

Trainer: Dr Ian Bourne

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Open Courses “Different Worlds: working with hallucinations and delusions”

SITRA are now offering individual places on the “Different Worlds” course focussing on working with people who experience hallucinations and delusions:

SITRA – Different Worlds

Different worlds: Hallucinations and delusions

23 May 2012, London

25 May 2012, Southampton

24 October 2012, Southampton

This course is ideal for anyone who is working with service users with severe mental health issues. By the end of the course, participants will:

Have a better understanding of different types of hallucinations and their origins.
Have learned about a range of strategies to help service users cope with auditory hallucinations.
Know how to respond to services users in a psychotic crisis.
Have a greater awareness of different types of delusions and paranoid states.
Have a greater awareness of different approaches to the treatment of hallucinations, delusions and paranoia.
Price: Members £89/Non-members £129

Trainer: Dr Ian Bourne

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Open Courses “Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour”

SITRA is now offering individual places on the DDDB course around the country. Details below:
SITRA- DDDB

Difficult, disturbing and dangerous behaviour

3 February 2012, Newcastle

9 March 2012, Bristol

15 March 2012, Southampton

27 March 2012, London

19 April 2012, Birmingham

18 July 2012, Southampton

20 September 2012, London

26 September 2012, Leeds

Anyone working in settings where people may behave in a difficult, disturbing or dangerous way. This is an intensive, practice-based course, which can be emotionally demanding as incidents are acted out by the trainer in front of the group. This provides a springboard for you to experience and examine some of your own reactions to difficult, disturbing, and/or dangerous behaviour.

At the end of the course, you should:

Feel more confident to deal with aggressors in crisis
Have a greater awareness of how their own feelings and reactions may help or hinder the resolution of a crisis
Be more able to identify indicators of violent behaviour, and take appropriate preventative measures
Have identified strategies for responding effectively to uncontained behaviour.
Price: Members £89/Non-members £129

Trainer: Dr Iain Bourne

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