Working with Parents & Carers with Mental Health Difficulties
The Working with Uncooperative & Hostile Parents training course is designed to support and skill-up school staff and practitioners who support children/young people whose parents can be uncooperative, avoidant, hostile and aggressive. The training will use a wide range of learning techniques including scenarios, experiential learning, and exercises and sharing of experiences. Participants will leave the course with information, strategies, techniques to effectively work with difficult parents.
Understand why some parents can display uncooperative, avoidant, hostile and aggressive behaviour;
Practice ways to respond to difficult behaviour;
Look at ways to deal with aggression and hostility;
Understand what disguised compliance is and ways to identify and counteract;
Look at effective conversations;
Plan for persuasive discussions and to make sure that parents feel listened to, even in the most difficult of circumstances;
Prepare for the interaction and stay responsive not reactive during difficult moments;
Understand how to ensure that the parents feel listened to and taking their point of view into consideration;
Look at ways to create voluntary collaboration, cooperation or compliance;
Discuss ways to keep yourself safe;
Leave with practical solutions to use in day-to-day practice.
Aimed at anyone who works directly or indirectly with parents and families who want to develop greater confidence and skills. Ideal for school-based staff including head teachers, deputy headteacher, teachers, family support worker, designated safeguarding lead, education welfare officer, pastoral support, supervisor, SENCO, special education teacher, school support staff, school receptionist, pastoral lead teacher, local authority staff and multidisciplinary teams.
Karen started teaching science at a mainstream secondary school in 2000, but moved into the SEND environment, working with children and parents to help them overcome their disabilities to... give them the skills to achieve their full potential. The majority of her training was on the job, which showed the need for training in this area.
She was appointed as a Specialist Leader in Education for Autism and this allowed her to disseminate good practice and deliver training in the field of SEND. Karen offers various SEND and condition specific training, including ASC, ADHD and Dyslexia. She has continued her own professional development throughout the years including a Masters in Education, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and PDA formal qualifications. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Education.
Karen believes in a better understanding of SEND and complex needs can be achieved through information sharing and she is committed to ensure that education is developed and delivered to as many people as possible.
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Friday 8 March 2024