Al Coates MBE Q&A

Al Coates MBE Q&A

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Ryan Kennedy

Al’s presentation on 24th April: Supporting children with challenging, violent and aggressive behaviour.

If you post your questions to Al he will group these into theme and create responses by the end of next week

Please don’t post questions about individual children (or write any identifiable content) but general themes in the area of CCVAB.

 

 

 

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    Sarah

    Hello Al, I like the idea of sharing stories sensitively with staff so they are able to better understand behaviours and responses where children have experienced complex adversity. I wondered if you were asked to do this by schools or whether you approached them.

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      webteam

      Hi Sarah,

      I'm not sure where the idea came from in the first instance. As a family we used to informally share information when we me the new teacher as my child moved up a year, however it seemed that that often got lost or forgotten. So we wrote it out, that gave it a more authentic feel and individuals were more able to hold the information. We did that right the way through primary and resisted that into high school. Again, we then decided that we did need to do that to key individuals such as the pastoral support and form tutor. Being fair to the school this has developed a real understanding of my daughter's behaviours and a subsequent more empathic and pro active approach.

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    Sue Cutting

    Hi Al,
    Your presentation was extremely thought provoking thank you.
    Can I please ask if you have had any opportunities to engage /work with education and health partners within your field of work, with a particular focus on children from birth to five?
    Many thanks
    Sue

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      webteam

      Hello, in short not many.
      My day job is social work and my campaigning work is more around challenging behaviour and this is an area that health don't really engage with, though increasingly school are looking for training.

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    Danielle Briggs

    Hi Al,
    I really enjoyed your presentation. I especially enjoyed your personal stories about your children - you can really see how passionate you are about them.

    I want to ask about whether you have any experience of the use of the Zones of regulation in practice, and if so, your opinion on the effectiveness of these.

    Thank you

    Dan

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      webteam

      Hi, not specifically with that model. That said often the underlying themes of many specific interventions are based on the same raw materials and having looked at it it's seems like some materials from a non violent resistance model or the friends resilience model that teaches children to identify their emotions and self regulate and self sooth.

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    Dominick Gray

    Hi Al, how can school staff support those parents experiencing violent behaviour from their children - especially if their behaviour is manageable in school? Thanks.

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      webteam

      Hi, I've posted a blog on the website specifically about violent behaviour in children. That they don't do it in school is not unusual, the logic being children holding themselves together at school and only releasing their frustration, anxiety or fear when they are safe at home.

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    Jo Fields

    Hi Al,
    Many thanks for your interesting and insightful presentation and honesty about your own experiences. I was wondering if you could recommend any sources of support to signpost parents/ carers to who have children who are presenting with aggressive and violent behaviour?
    Many thanks,
    Jo.

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    webteam

    Hi, not specifically with that model. That said often the underlying themes of many specific interventions are based on the same raw materials and having looked at it it's seems like some materials from a non violent resistance model or the friends resilience model that teaches children to identify their emotions and self regulate and self sooth.

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      webteam

      Hi, I've posted a blog on the website specifically about violent behaviour in children. That they don't do it in school is not unusual, the logic being children holding themselves together at school and only releasing their frustration, anxiety or fear when they are safe at home.

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    webteam

    Hi, I've posted a blog on the website specifically about violent behaviour in children. That they don't do it in school is not unusual, the logic being children holding themselves together at school and only releasing their frustration, anxiety or fear when they are safe at home.