An introduction to gentle teaching
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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.

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