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Responding to Violence, Suicide, Psychosis and Trauma

Violence in Social Work

Senior people in the Social Work and Social care comment on their own experiences of violence.

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/social-work-blog/2013/08/tackling-violence-against-social-care-staff-i-wish-there-was-a-simple-answer/?cmpid=NLC|SC|SCDDB-20130822

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Survey of Violence in Social care 2013

Community Care’s latest investigation into violence in social work and social care

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/violence-against-social-care-staff-2013/

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Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour

Video about the Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour workshops by Iain Bourne

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Skills in Managing Dangerous Psychotic Behaviour – Part Two

The second part to my YouTube discussion of Psychosis Containment Skills is now available at

Enjoy!

Iain

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Managing Dangerous Psychotic Behaviour – On YouTube

Iain Bourne discusses the principles underpinning Psychosis Containment Skills Рor the interactive, face-face professional skills used in responding to immediately dangerous  psychotic behaviour. Features include the relationship between psychosis and violence; dysphoric vs reactive drivers; how to spot whether the psychosis is driving the behaviour; the differential role of hallucinations, delusions and paranoia; the involvement of persecutory and command auditory hallucinations; the psychotic vs non-psychotic world; changes in the sensory filtering system; personal space and catastrophic reactions.

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YouTube Video for “Facing Danger in the Helping Professions”

 

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“Facing Danger” now available in Kindle format

Amazon have now made “Facing Danger in the Helping Professions” available in Kindle Format. Click here for more information.

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Facing Danger in the Helping Professions

Just received a copy and I have to say it’s a great read! Get a copy – available via Amazon or through the Open University Press – recommend it to friends and review it on Amazon.

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Suicide Rates Rise in UK

According to the Office of National Statistics the suicide rate for men aged 45-59 in the UK is now the highest since 1986. Against a trend over the past two decades that has seen suicide rates gradually falling, suicide rates are now rising again for both men and women wih highest suicide rates being among men aged 30-44. According to stephen Platt at Edinburgh University disadvantages midlle aged men face a perfect storm of “unemployment, deprivation, social isolation, changing definitions of what it is to be a man, alcohol misuse, labour market and demographic changes that have had a dramatic effect on their work, relationships and very identity.” Next month the government will award research contracts worth ¬£1.5m to develop new initiatives as part of a “refreshed” suicide prevention strategy.

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PTSD and the Amygdala’s Fear Regulating Function

An interesting piece of research throwing further light on the role of the Amygdala and it’s fear regulating function. Interestingly the authors suggest that the size of the amygdala may predict vulnerability to PTSD>

PTSD linked to smaller brain area regulating fear response.

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