Managing Challenging Behaviour training

This course considers how can you handle and manage this behaviour with the child.

In our society, which is becoming increasingly more complicated in terms of roles, social norms, relationships and identity, it can be tremendously difficult for a young person to find a place in the world.

This course allows learners an insight into what causes challenging behaviours in children and young people and provides tools for communicating with them, managing their behaviour and for keeping them safe.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What is challenging behaviour in children and young people?
  • Harmful challenging behaviour
  • Stress as a trigger for challenging behaviour
  • What might trigger a child to display challenging behaviour?
  • Managing hyperarousal and dissociation
  • How can you handle and manage this behaviour with the child?
This Managing Challenging Behaviour course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about challenging behaviour and its possible triggers.We have separate courses designed and tailored specifically for those that work in children's services and Education.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 3 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Managing Challenging Behaviour eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Managing Challenging Behaviour course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Be able to explain what challenging behaviour is
  • Understand what influences a child’s behaviour
  • Be able to explain what stress is and know how to identify the key signs of stress
  • Understand the terms hyperarousal and dissociation and identify the common signs of each
  • Be able to describe several approaches that help children manage hyperarousal through soothing
  • Be able to describe several approaches that help children manage dissociation through stimulation
  • Understand the term attunement and be able to use attunement to manage challenging behaviour
  • Be aware of other practical ideas to help manage children and young people through common issues

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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Additional course information

Here are example screenshots of our interactive learning in action. If you would like to see more of the course features before you subscribe, feel free to book a demo with the team, who would be delighted to show you how our online courses help support meaningful training.