Title Developing training modules for staff on Aging and Disability issues
Project Number 518175-LLP-1-2011-1-LU-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Module IV Emotional Regulation for Front-Line Staff
Title Module IV Emotional Regulation for Front-Line Staff
Product Type modules
The module’s aim is to provide practical guidance on how to cope better with stresses and challenges in their everyday work life:
• Reducing negative effects caused by stress.
• Maintaining the highest quality of life and;
• Ensuring a socially responsible behaviour towards people with intellectual disability and colleagues.
Section 1 - Why use Emotional Regulation?
This provides a detailed overview of emotional regulation and specific stress factors with which one may be challenged with when working with ageing people with intellectual disability. Based on case vignettes and exercises, this section once completed should enable the trainee to develop their understanding of :
• What is emotional regulation?
• Stress factors in the work environment.
• Stress factors when caring for ageing people with intellectual disability.
• Specific aspects of caring for people with intellectual disability.
Section 2- Stress prevention strategies for working with ageing people with intellectual disability
This addresses the consequences of stress and pressure as well as preventive coping strategies. :
• Stress and burnout
• Aggression and violence
• Benefitting from resources in the care environment:
o Problem solving behaviour
• Relaxation techniques
Section 3 - Strategies for dealing with specific emotional challenges while working with ageing people with intellectual disability
An overview is provided of specific strategies designed to help with challenging situations in the care of ageing people with intellectual disability. In the course of several exercises, the traineed will acquire information about:
• Central life events of ageing people with intellectual disability.
• Communication skills: how to deliver bad news to people with intellectual disability.
• Death and grief when caring for people with intellectual disability.
Target group Staff working with Ageing people with ID
After successfully completing this module the trainee should have acquired the following competencies:
• Ability to reflect and systematically explore stress factors in one‘s own work environment
• Recognition of one‘s own risk of a burnout
• The ability to recognise and handle organisational or personal violence and aggression
• The ability to systematically recognise and benefit from resources available in the work environment
• Measures to ensure a social and productive exchange in a professional environment
• Knowledge of goal-orientated problem solving strategies
• The ability to use relaxation techniques
• The ability to reflecting on one‘s own understanding and experience of ageing and death
Area of application Social and Health care services