Young people, Teachers and educators

Defusing Skills for Young People, Teachers and Educators

Teacher confrontation

Young people regularly face conflict with friends, family and people in authority and are often victims of antisocial behaviour. Many have difficulty managing conflict and confrontation; a simple misunderstanding can all too easily escalate to become destructive or violent.

For teachers, and others who work with young people, conflict and aggression can be daily occurrences. Young people who have challenging behaviours or parents with difficult personalities can make the role even harder.

At Dfuse, we train people to manage conflict and anti-social behaviour without their actions escalating into confrontation or violence. Our work in communities, the workplace and in schools – alongside police negotiators and communication specialists – makes us experts in this field. And this is where we share our skills with you.

New training dates available for Teachers and School Leaders

Defusing Skills for Young People

Teaching

Dfuse has produced a series of resources for you to teach defusing skills to young people yourself. All of the materials assume no specialist knowledge of defusing as everything you need is provided. Using a mixture of videos, images, activities and discussions the resources provide interactive and engaging sessions to show young people how to manage conflict and aggression.

Eight Sessions: Defusing Conflict

Defusing Conflict

Over eight sessions develop an understanding of conflict, its consequences and defusing techniques. Using films, activities and discussions this resource is designed for young people with challenging behaviours and low communication ability. See more

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Single Session: Defusing Disagreements

Defusing Disagreements

Show that disagreements do not need to become confrontational and explore the consequences when they do. Using film, activities and discussions explore how different conflict scenarios can be defused before getting out of hand. See more

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Single Session: Defusing Anger

Defusing Anger

Explore the role of anger in conflict. Using images, activities and discussions explore: attitudes to conflict; how anger escalates a situation; how emotion affects the ability to communicate and what behaviours can defuse conflict. See more

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Single Session: Listening in Conflict

Listening In Conflict

Show the importance of listening to other people during conflict and teach simple skills to do this better. Includes a short film, activities and discussions. This free resource is taken from the eight session Defusing Conflict programme. See more

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Use this form if you would prefer to purchase teaching materials using an invoice. Once your form is submitted we will verify your email address (which is why you must use your school email address). We will then send you details of how to log in to the Dfuse website and access your materials. You will also be sent an invoice payable within 30 days. Please only submit this form if you have the authority to make a purchase on behalf of your school.

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Defusing Skills for Teachers and Educators

Teacher

Working with young people can be one of the most rewarding jobs, but, it comes with its challenges, and at some point it’s likely that you may be faced with conflict or aggression. Dfuse is here to help. We exist to equip you with the skills to handle such situations calmly, effectively, and above all – safely. Disagreements with colleagues, altercations between young people and conversations with forceful parents can easily escalate, resulting in anger and even physical assault. These tools have been tailored specifically with teachers and educators in mind, so you will know exactly how to handle a volatile situation before it gets out of hand.

CPD Workshops: Defusing in Schools

Teacher CPD Worskshop

Teachers, Senior Leaders, pastoral care leads, Deputy Heads – lead discussions with colleagues to explore shared approaches to defusing conflict and aggression and managing challenging behaviour. This toolkit provides all you need to facilitate two short CPD sessions. See more

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Defusing Skills Training

Teacher Training

Conflict can come from anywhere – from students, parents, colleagues or members of the local community – and with pressure on schools to perform it’s not going to get any easier! Hone your defusing skills and be put through your paces on a day with a Dfuse expert. See more

Schools: Click here if you prefer to pay via invoice

Request an Invoice

Use this form if you would prefer to purchase teaching materials using an invoice. Once your form is submitted we will verify your email address (which is why you must use your school email address). We will then send you details of how to log in to the Dfuse website and access your materials. You will also be sent an invoice payable within 30 days. Please only submit this form if you have the authority to make a purchase on behalf of your school.

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Defusing in Education in Action

 

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Defusing skills for young people in youth justice
Look at the results of our pilot with young people in a Secure Training Centre and how our programme for young people with challenging behaviours or lifestyles has developed.

 

Newsthink

 

Defusing and Emergencies with Red Cross & Dfuse
Emergencies can bring out the best in people, but stresses can also lead to anger and tension. This Newsthink provides a Teaching Resource all about anger and defusing conflict.

EEF and ST

 

What is the evidence for behaviour interventions?
The Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation have summarised the evidence for behaviour interventions. A moderate impact can be achieved for a moderate cost.

Teaching Leaders

 

Defusing Skills for Teaching Leaders
Dfuse has adapted its CPD Workshop Defusing in Schools for Teaching Leaders to help the 2015 cohort of middle leaders manage conflict and difficult situations with colleagues.

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Registered Address

Dfuse
7 - 14 Great Dover Street
London
SE1 4YR

Charity no.: 1126125
Chair: Katherine William-Powlett
CEO: Matt Overd

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