Prevention Perspectives: December 04, 2013
Equine Therapy Breakthrough!
Can't guess what a 1-pound iPad, a 1,000 pound horse, and a program called Strides© have in common? The answer is they unite to inspire remarkable breakthroughs in autistic children and their ability to communicate. The Strides© program puts children on horseback and gives each family iPads equipped with speech-generating applications. And then . . . click here
to read all about this fascinating communication breakthrough.
From Chaos to Calm: Using Compassion to Prevent Patient Assault
Threats, assaults, injuries—these are hardly the work experiences contemplated by dedicated professionals who chose the healthcare sector. Although reports show that injuries due to patient assault continue to rise, recent research
indicates that verbal de-escalation training increases competency and compassion while reducing injuries to healthcare professionals.
You can learn more by watching our free webinar
, Creating a Safe and Caring Hospital
, and discover proven strategies for defusing difficult behavior at the earliest possible stage of a crisis.
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What should—or shouldn't—teachers be doing to support children who have experienced trauma at home? Join the discussion here
It's a sobering certainty that our fluid intelligence, or ability to learn, decreases as we age. The good news is that the "crystallized intelligence" of our accumulated knowledge and experience may compensate for the deficit. Click here
for information and a link to a new, pioneering study exploring how life experience helps older adults make wise decisions in four critical areas.
Professionals Can Learn From People With Dementia—and Their Families
Beth Britton was only 12 when her father's dementia began, and she regards her care for him over the following 19 years as "somewhat longer than your average degree course." Now she is a passionate advocate for person-centered care and a consultant to dementia care professionals. Click here
to read more about why Beth calls those with dementia "our privilege to understand."
The Benefits of CPI Training
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