PETMA© (Professional Ethical Therapeutic Management of Aggression) is the first, and only, Irish-based model of behaviour management training that is accredited with the Restraint Reduction Network, BILD Certified and is Guaranteed Irish. The model was developed by National Institute of Intellectual Disability Studies following extensive research into the needs of the those supporting children and young people in schools and those providing day, residential and respite services within the nursing home and disability sector in Ireland.
The model is designed to comply with Irish legislation and HIQA
PETMA © focuses on the individual, their story and where they fit in the “system”. As Paul Collins said “The problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work…. it’s that you're destroying the peg” (2). People who may present with behaviours of concern are simply asking services to listen, with our eyes and our ears when they try to tell us things:
PETMA © is designed to provide learners with the basic professional, ethical and therapeutic competence, knowledge, skill and attitudes required to support children/adults when they become distressed, and facilitate them to a calmer state, whilst ensuring the safety of all concerned. These programmes aim to provide learners with the relevant skills in prevention, prediction and recognition of situations which are escalating and the ability to manage actual or potential verbal or physical distressful behaviour.
National Institute for Intellectual Disability Services are delighted to announce that PETMA© (PROFESSIONAL ETHICAL THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT OF AGGRESSION) Train the Trainer Programme Level 1 is available now!
Dates: January 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th & 31st. Closing date for applications is 1st of November, please fill out the below form;
Please note it will be subject to eligibility criteria*
Download our Brochure - Download PETMA TTT Course Brochure.pdf
We have a suite of PETMA© programmes
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