An introduction to gentle teaching
Pouwel van de Siepkamp Trainer/consultant, Gentle Teaching Foundation, Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Pouwel van de Siepkamp describes a strategy to help build safe, caring relationships with people with challenging behaviours
Social workers and other professionals can be helped to develop a mutually safe and caring relationship with those they serve with a strategy known as gentle teaching. This makes real support possible in times of stress or negative emotion, and disordered behaviours diminish as a result. Gentle teaching helps build safe, caring communities where the development of the individual can flourish.
Learning Disability Practice. 13, 6,25-27. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.07.13.6.25.c7888