TESSA Professional Learning is specifically designed for staff supporting children and young people who are struggling with moderate to severe behaviour challenges and who may be, or currently are, at risk to themselves or others.
The 90-minutes Introductory Professional Development session for current DET teaching and ES staff is based on the concept of Protective Behaviour and includes the following topics:
Introduction to DET policy on working with children with challenging behaviours
Understanding Conflict in its verbal, emotional and physical context
Relaxation under pressure
Principles of movement (deflection)
Body language and positioning
Physical exercises to understand our habitual responses when confronted by force or conflict
Strategies for minimising risk
Control of situations
Breath time and self-care
Professional Learning Coaching
1:1 on the job coaching for school staff in the areas of managing challenging behaviour and protective practice.
Works well in tandem with 90 minute PD modules, designed to assist staff in implementing new strategies & approaches in their day to day work with students. Approach is collaborative, hands on & practical.
Training for teachers & ES staff
Student behaviour approach & management
Team approach & solutions focused
Managing Challenging Behaviour
Understanding and working with challenging behaviour
Causes of challenging behaviour, our approach & core principles of working with challenging behaviour.
Circle of security
Practical tool built around understanding and application of attachment theory.
Trauma brain development
Trauma understanding, approaches and strategies.
Behaviour goals and interventions
Understanding specific motivations for negative behaviour and how you can target these effectively in a solutions focused manner.
The escalation cycle
Understand phases and know the interventions.
Limit setting and emotion coaching
Tool for teaching emotional regulation and working towards behavioural change.
For more information about our Professional Learning Services, please contact Clint Cassell by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org