April 7, 2017

ENTMA08 2017 Symposium: Promoting Rights & Managing Safety

Dates: Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2017
Venue: Tulliallan Castle, Fife, Scotland

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The European Network For Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA) is the longest running European conference event that specifically addresses issues related to training in the management of aggression and violence. Maybo founder and Chairman, Bill Fox, a strong supporter of ENTMA, will be chairing some of the sessions at this year's event.

The network involves a broad range of disciplines across health, social care, education and related sectors who are engaged in or associated with, designing, delivering, regulating, evaluating, researching or commissioning training.

This symposium will feature internationally renowned keynote speakers in the area of aggression and violence management training.  

The venue for the symposium is the beautiful Tulliallan Castle in Scotland. This is the home of the Scottish Police College and provides superb educational, residential and recreational facilities set in 70 acres of grounds.

Keynote Speakers

Geoff Brennan: Primary Prevention - Lessons Learned From Safewards

Dr Anna Bjorkdahl: Primary Prevention - Multi-Sensory Rooms

Dr. Owen Price: Secondary Prevention - Evidencing De-Escalation

Dr. Brodie Paterson: Secondary Prevention - De-Escalation As Decision Making

Dr John Parkes: Tertiary Prevention- Practice Safety In Restraint Use

Mr. Guy Cross: Regulatory Structure And Standards 

Dr. Kevin Mckenna: Reflective Learning As A Supportive & Preventive Strategy

Special Workshops: 

Sarah Leitch: Individual Restraint Reduction Planning And Action

Andy Johnstone: Standards of Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

Patrick Bradley & Yvonne Murray: Preparing Students For Challenges In Practice


What is ENTMA08?

ENTMA08 evolved from an informal European collaboration between trainers in the management of aggression which existed since 1998 and adopted the name ENTMA in 2004. The collaboration involved professionals from a broad range of health, care, education and related sectors who were engaged in, or associated with training in the prevention and safer management of aggression. The purpose of the collaboration was to provide a forum in which perspectives on the nature, function and methods of training could be exchanged. This exchange facilitated exploration of the core values underpinning efforts to reduce violence, and established a shared understanding of what was good practice in the design, delivery and evaluation of training.

The collaboration has centred around a series of networking conferences during which trainers and others associated with the management of aggression, have the opportunity to update and share good practice. In addition, invited experts have presented keynote and plenary presentations on related research, discussed developments and facilitated debate on challenges related to aggression management and training. These conferences have provided the opportunity for those involved in commissioning, regulating, delivering and evaluating training to benefit from international perspectives and apply this learning as appropriate.

The international perspectives shared at conferences have generated debate, provided powerful insights, and contributed to the development of a shared European vision of best practice. Conference evaluations have consistently indicated that delegates experienced these meetings as beneficial and supportive.

ENTMA08 have undertaken and published research www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17111682&show=abstract validating a charter for best practice in training in the prevention and safer management of violence. It continues to advocate for best practice.