August 19, 2019

ENTMA Symposium 2019: 'Advances in Training: Evidence and Practice'

ENTMA is holding its fifth International Symposium on the 19th and 20th September 2019 in Krakow, Poland.

A tremendous line up of speakers from across Europe will share best practice and research in training covering the reduction of violence and use of restrictive practices.

Bill Fox from Maybo will present on how to use learning technologies to enhance training and transfer to practice.

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European Network for Training in Management of Aggression (ENTMA)

ENTMA is the longest-running European conference event that specifically addresses issues related to training in the management of aggression and violence.

The European Network of Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA08) is a network for those associated with the assessment, planning, delivery, educating, evaluation, commissioning, regulating or researching training in the management of aggression within health, social care, education, and related settings.

The network involves a broad range of professionals, administrators, regulators, researchers and educators from all disciplines in health and social care and related social settings.

The 2019 symposium has adopted the key theme of “Advances in Training: Evidence and Practice” and will include sub-themes exploring:

  • De-escalation
  • The use of restrictive interventions
  • Regulations, standards and quality
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Seclusion and restraint reduction
  • Training technologies
  • Emerging psychological knowledge
  • Emerging neurobiological knowledge
  • Enhancing the safety of restrictive interventions
  • Enhancing the involvement of service users 
  • Special challenges relating to specific populations, including Mental health, childcare, adolescents, forensics, older persons, intellectual / learning disabilities, acquired / traumatic brain injury, general hospital, community care, emergency departments and education settings.