GSA PMVA & Physical Intervention Training
Our PMVA Physical Intervention training is provided under the GSA model and is widely recognised as one of the best frameworks for managing and reducing challenging behaviour.
PMVA Training is required in many services for the safety of staff, service users and members of the public. Course times vary depending on the level of training your business needs.
Used throughout the NHS and private sectors in health and social care, education and childcare, our PMVA training puts the service user at the centre of their behaviour while helping staff to understand that behaviour and work towards reducing it before restraint and restrictive practice becomes necessary.
The GSA and our training have always focused on a therapeutic approach to care and violence management by educating staff about challenging behaviour and the causes for it. In light of recent abuse scandals, this methodology has become ever more important to services to avoid the emergence of abusive practice.
Based on a ‘pain-free’ methodology, our restraint techniques are designed to support those that may be affected by behavioural disturbances rather than punish.
Included in our all our Physical Intervention (PMVA) courses are theory presentations on Understanding Challenging Behaviour, De-Escalation and the Physical and Psychological Risks Of Restraint to ensure that all staff using the skills do so in a therapeutic and supportive manner.
As members of the Restraint Reduction Network, we are currently working towards our accreditation with BILD and the RRN to support NHS commissioned services.
Based in Norfolk, we can deliver PMVA training to your organisation throughout the UK.
Our PMVA tutors are fully qualified GSA trainers and have over a decade experience in both the use of the training in secure services and in teaching the subject, using real experiences and underpinning knowledge to embed the learning.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Our training is based on a set of skills designed not to cause pain, and which puts the individual at the centre of the incident.
Our focus is restraint avoidance and adopting a therapeutic approach to behaviour management.
Our physical intervention programmes are backed with comprehensive theoretical components exploring the theories of aggression and why people become aggressive, and how to approach the topic of de-escalation as part of a preventative strategy.