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The RAID® Course for Challenging Behaviour

Challenging behaviour training from one of the UK's leading providers of intensive short courses.

     
   
 
   
 
Challenging Behaviour Training  
Email us or call us now on
 
0116 241 8331
 
for more information or to book a course.
 
 
 

Motivational Interviewing
Brief, Solution Focused Therapy
Working with Offenders
Working with Personality Disorder
The RAID Course for Extreme Behaviour
Aggressive Behaviour Control (ABC Course)
Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents
Leading Structured Groups



 

Course content for The RAID Course for Working with Challenging Behaviour training

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A 3-day course for 6-16 people.
(2-day input on challenging behaviour also available.)

 
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Background and aims of The RAID Course:

The RAID® Course is a relentlessly positive approach to working with extreme / challenging behaviour, already attended by over 11,000 professionals.

It gives you a clear, positive philosophy of care. Without it, you lack a sense of direction and simply work in a demoralising 'reactive' way - responding to incidents as they happen. With a positive philosophy, staff can be proactive, taking the initiative and creating positive change. This course aims to give you the following:

•  A clear philosophy on extreme / challenging behaviour.

•  A philosophy which allows you to intervene positively and effectively to minimise it
   at source.

•  A clear perspective on what you already do, seeing why some actions you take work,
   and others don't.

•  You will be better at reinforcing others; you will literally be a more rewarding person.

•  You will know why the future is so important, and how to apply that knowledge.

•  You will be able to ask constructive questions that nurture and develop people rather
   than focusing on 'problems'.


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Who should attend The RAID Course:

This course is suitable for 'whole teams' working with serious challenging behaviour from adults or children and adolescents: it is important to have everyone 'singing from the same songsheet' when working with extreme behaviour, and that is what The RAID® Course does.

Delegates most often work:

1. In secure facilities for adult psychiatry.
2. With behaviourally disturbed children and adolescents.


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The RAID Course covers the following:

•  In neurological terms, why is it so much more important to reinforce appropriate
   behaviour?

•  How to reinforce, what to reinforce, and when to reinforce. Why do some 'reinforcers' fail
   to reinforce?

•  When a person says they have 'tried everything' with a person, what powerful category
   of reinforcers have they often failed to try?

•  How some people actually antagonise, when they think they are being reinforcing.

•  The 'consistency' myth.

•  What is wrong with this question: What should we do when John can't sleep at night and
   so comes out of his room and starts smashing things up and assaults staff when they try
   to stop him?' What question should we ask?

•  Why working on an individual's problems often results in exaggerating these problems,
   and what we do instead?

•  What are 'Higher-Order' personality characteristics, why are they so important, and how
   should we reinforce them?

•  Why is this statement probably untrue and how should we capitalise on the real truth of
   the situation: 'We find that whenever Sue harms herself she's had an argument with
   her boyfriend just before; every time they have an argument, she harms herself.'?

•  What are Constructive Criticism and Positive Injunctions - how are they different from
   standard criticism and negative injunctions, and why do people respond differently
   to them?

•  Punishment and Sanctions. Even the most powerful positive approach to extreme
   behaviour needs to make sense of sanctions.

•  Why proper consideration of the person's future is vital in almost every case.

•  The power of feedback and discussion. When each should be used and why it is
   important not to get them mixed up.


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How can I get more involved?


1.  Participate in this course
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We come to your organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for an all-inclusive fee, so you need to inform your training manager about the course, and see if they will commission it in.


2.  Bring the course to your organisation
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We can bring this 3-day course to you for an all-inclusive fee of £4,165 plus VAT and up to 16 people can attend. The fee covers all costs: the tutor, tutor's expenses (travel and accommodation), a workbook for every delegate, course evaluation (evaluation document returned to you), registration of all delegates on the APT (WhatWorksWithOffenders) database, individual certificates of attendance sent to each delegate after course attendance, certificate sent to you listing all who attended.  You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates!

To arrange this course, email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


3.  Have this approach become institutionalised within your organisation.
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We can help you find the most cost effective approach to training up sufficient numbers and getting systems in place so that this approach becomes institutionalised within your organisation. Contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


4.  Become a tutor for the course
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In order to achieve this you need to become an APT associate. If you are successful in achieving this then you can tutor the course in your own organisation, simultaneously saving your organisation half the course fee. There are also significant other benefits to being an associate. If you are a senior clinician with a real flair for putting things across, then contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.

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As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course.



 
 
   
 

Feedback for The RAID Course For Working With Challenging Behaviour:


“I really enjoyed this course, absolutely the most impressive and useful training I have received in the 11 years working for the Trust.”

Mustack Surtee, HCSW


"One of the best presented, organised and thought-out courses I have been on. I speak as a course participant but also as a trainer of 20 years experience."
 
Course Delegate
 
 
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I found the whole RAID approach like a breath of fresh air."
 
Course Delegate
 
 
"I am sure this was put together just for my needs. I now feel well-equip ed to go back to my work place and make a difference. Congratulations."
 
Course Delegate
 
 
"I would like to thank you for initialising the rebirth of my motivation."
 
Course Delegate
 
 
"Re-motivated me: reassured me: enlivened me; it made my brain work again."
 
Course Delegate


"I feel both motivated and inspired, I can hardly wait to get back to work and put some of the things I have learnt into practice."
 
Course Delegate
 
 
"I have attended many courses - this is by far one of the best."
 
Course Delegate
 
 
"I have attended a great number of presentations and training courses in the commercial sector and none have been presented with as much skills and dedication."
 
Course Delegate


"I have had this course recommended to me already by colleagues who have previously attended and it did not disappoint."
 
Course Delegate


“I would like to say out of the courses that I have done with this hospital, RAID training was my best so far. I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was well presented and very educating.”

Becky Ndiweni, Health Care Assistant


“I have had to sit on hundreds of courses, compulsory and voluntarily and this was by far one of the most enjoyable and well presented courses so far.”

Andrew Broughton, Social Care Assistant


“The best course I have ever been on. It was delivered to a very high standard. Very enjoyable.”

Course Delegate


“Very interesting, after working for 28 years at a Special Hospital it has opened my eyes.”

Mark Aisthorpe, Nursing


“I would recommend all front line staff to come on the RAID course in order to positively support our service users.”

Ellaine Williams, Social Worker


“This was a brilliant course, extremely well presented and invaluable to the setting in which I work. I am looking forward to incorporating this approach in my day to day work.”

Vincent Harding, Psychology


“I am now empowered and educated to enable my team to develop the RAID approach to maximise the potential of service users.”

Alex Warmington, DUM



   




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