An initial evaluation of direct care staff resilience workshops in intellectual disabilities services.

@article{Ingham2013AnIE,
  title={An initial evaluation of direct care staff resilience workshops in intellectual disabilities services.},
  author={Barry Ingham and Jenny M. Riley and Helen Nevin and Gemma Evans and Elodie Gair},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disabilities : JOID},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          214-22
        }
}
The emotional responses to challenging behaviour of direct care staff who support people with intellectual disabilities is thought to be an important mediating factor within the stress experienced by staff and a potential maintaining factor in challenging behaviour. A brief workshop to improve direct care staff resilience was developed and initially evaluated using a measure of emotional reaction to challenging behaviour and a measure of burnout. It was found that negative emotional reactions… CONTINUE READING
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