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Responding to Violence, Suicide, Psychosis and Trauma

Facing Danger in the Helping Professions

We now have an estimated publication date of 8th April 2013.

Pre-orders can be placed with OUP at http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335245838.html or Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Facing-Danger-Helping-Professions-approach/dp/0335245838/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350583250&sr=8-1

Further information about the book can be found at www.facingdanger.com

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Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour Workshop in Nottingham

Nottingham HLG are putting on an open access workshop delivered by Dr Iain Bourne on 28th November 2012. For further information and booking details visit:

http://www.hlg.org.uk/training/quarterly-training-schedule

If you are interested in this as an in-house course please visit www.dangerousbehaviour.com. The book that supports this course is due out in March 2013 and details can be found at www.facingdanger.com

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Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour

This dramatic course delivered by Dr Iain Bourne is being made available by Sitra:

20th September 2012 in London

26th September in Leeds

 

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NHS Trust Guilty Following Fatal Stabbing of Care Worker

Care staff are having to work with increasingly challenging service users, often inappropriately placed, without adequate training or supervision. Another tragic death …
Central Bedfordshire Council

20 July: Sentencing of former Dunstable care home owner and county NHS Trust
A county NHS Trust and the owner of a former Dunstable care home have been sentenced after being found guilty of safety failings following the fatal stabbing of a care worker at a private residential care home in Dunstable.

Kathleen Bainbridge, 58, from Luton was killed at Abacus House, on Princes Street, on 24 August 2007 by resident Stephen Flatt, then aged 55, who attacked her with a knife from a kitchen. Fellow care worker Barbara Hill, from Dunstable, was also attacked when she went to help her colleague.

A joint investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Central Bedfordshire Council found that Abacus House was not the correct care facility for Mr Flatt, who had been placed there by the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

A trial at Luton Crown Court heard he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and that Abacus House staff had no expertise or training for dealing with people with this disorder, or for managing violent or aggressive behaviour.

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was yesterday (19 July) fined £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £326,346 for breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for its failings in relation to the fatal incident after being prosecuted by HSE.

The council brought proceedings at the same time against the owner of Abacus House, Chelvanayagam Menna, who was fined £75,000 and ordered to pay costs of £338,996 after being found guilty of breaching Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the same Act.

After the sentencing HSE Inspector Karl Howes said: “This was a tragic incident that left a family without a wife, mother and grandmother. No-one expects to go to work and never return home.

“Care homes have a duty not only to protect the safety of their residents but their staff as well. The NHS Trust failed to adequately assess the risks that were posed to staff and other residents from placing Mr Flatt in Abacus House.

“I hope this will make all NHS Trusts and care facilities carefully consider the procedures that they have in place during patient placement.”

Councillor Budge Wells, Deputy Executive Member for Sustainable Communities, Services at Central Bedfordshire Council said: “The legal process has been long and difficult, particularly for Mrs Bainbridge’s family but also for her former colleagues – especially Mrs Hill.

“Of course the trial of Stephen Flatt had to take initial priority and once this was concluded the police instigated a further investigation of the Trust and care home owner. However the Council and HSE cooperated closely on their investigation from the outset and were in a position to progress with proceedings as soon as the police cleared the way.

“All concerned in the case hope that the right lessons are learned from this tragedy and that nothing of a similar nature occurs in future.”

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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

Book now

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Dundee & Edinburgh: Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour

If you you are looking for a DDDB course in Scotland, Blue Skye Consultancy are offering places in Dundee on 30th April and Edinburgh on 1st May. Details and Booking forms can be found at:

http://blueskyeconsultancy.co.uk/dddbcourse.htm

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Open Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour Course in Brighton

If you are interested in attending a one-day DDDB course in Brighton ob 28th April 2009 please contact

http://www.rocc.org.uk/training/course?id=215

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Open Difficult, Disturbing & Dangeroous Behaviour Course in Southampton

If you are interested in attending a DDDB one-day course on 23rd Aprl in Southampton please contact ROCC at:

http://www.rocc.org.uk/training/course?id=213

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Dangerous Behaviour Courses in Scotland

Two one-day open access courses are being organised on “Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour” in Scotland during the Spring. These are being organised by Vance Finnon of Blue Skye Consultancy for :

  • 30th May in Dundee
  • 1st April in Edinburgh

If you are interested please go to:

http://blueskyeconsultancy.co.uk/dddbcourse.htm –  for further information

http://fs11.formsite.com/KBFinnon/form244062311/index.html – to book a place

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The Dangerous Behaviour Masterclass 5 – Reading: Violence and Dissociation

Another reading, this time an excellent review of the literature on Violence and Dissociation by Andrew Moskowitz. In the following Masterclasses we will begin to explore how violence, dissociation and and understanding of brain function can come together to highlight effective de-escalation (and ineffective) strategies. Unusually, the full text, originally published in Trauma, Violence & Abuse (a review journal)/ January 2004, is available online at:

http://www.hawaii.edu/hivandaids/Dissociation_and_Violence__A_Review_of_the_Literature.pdfHappy reading!

Iain Bourne

 impact@dangerousbehaviour.com

www.dangerousbehaviour.com

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