The mission of Martha McGinn Training and Consultancy is to facilitate learning which leads to real life change for those with an Intellectual Disability, and is guided by the values, principles and rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) and social models of disability. We aim to provide bespoke, accredited, innovative, relevant and flexible programmes using a variety of training methods designed to prepare organisations and staff to make real person centred changes which empower individuals to live meaningful lives and become successful members of their communities and which also complies with current legislation, policy and HIQA standards
Martha McGinn Training and Consultancy strives to provide a training environment which promotes a proactive approach to supporting individuals whose behaviour is challenging. All training is provided as a bespoke training programme designed following an extensive consultation with the commissioning organisation specifically within their clinical environment, the health, safety and risk departments, with a distinct understanding of the organisational obligations and their quality management systems. The training places a strong emphasis on the elimination or reduction of the use of restrictive interventions
List of Positive Behaviour Support services we offer
List of BILD Accredited Courses
Level One: Promoting Positive Behaviour Support - Theory Only
Level Two: Promoting Positive Behaviour Support + Breakaway Techniques - Theory and Practical
Level Three: Promoting Positive Behaviour Support + Breakaway Techniques + Selected Restrictive Physical Interventions
Level Two Refresher Training (Annual)
Level Three Refresher Training (Annual)
Values of Martha McGinn Training and Consultancy when supporting individuals with behaviours of concern
Individuals who engage in behaviour of concern have a right to:
Positive Behaviour Support
Positive Behaviour Support is different from traditional behaviour modification in three ways.
It is our philosophy that physical intervention methods should never be considered until such a time as Positive Behaviour Support Behaviour methods have been exhausted.
Competent Positive behaviour support -planning:
Positive Behaviour Support Planning
Furthermore the use of PMAV (Professional Management of Aggression and Violence) should utilise all the understanding gained from the positive behaviour support planning process offering a guide to risk management strategies with clear plans to prevent these situations arising and clear risk reduction strategies
Professional Management of Aggression and Violence (PMAV) – BILD Accreditation “An Bord Altranais Category 1 Approval”
PMAV is the only HSE endorsed programme in Ireland, in the teaching of physical intervention skills, with instructors uniquely trained to a BSc degree level. HSE Linking Service and Safety 2008 Irish National Policy stated ‘training provided to date has been a one size fits all approach. This one size fits all approach had limited relevance to the challenges encountered by staff in the practice setting’. PMAV Training is devised to reduce risk to Service Users and Staff and to further promote quality standards. The content of the programmes we offer, are bespoke, determined by a comprehensive Expert Training Need Analysis TNA. This provides a structured approach which successfully embeds the programme within a governance structure that sufficiently and uniformly addresses the concerns of individuals, staff, health and safety and the organisational quality management systems. Furthermore the ETNA plays a significant role in identifying early intervention and prevention methods. The ETNA will also review incidents from a clinical, risk, organisational, health and safety perspective. Furthermore it equips staff to with a range of skills to enable them to deal with the actual experiences of aggression encounter by them and to be legally and HIQA compliant.
Expert Training Need Analysis
Given the complex professional, legal and ethical issues involved in the management of violence and aggression the following process is used to determine training design, recommended by HSE Linking Service and Safety 2008. In order to design a unique training programme for a service, a frontline consultation process is undertaken as a means of determining the training needs of staff groups. This includes:
Martha McGinn Training and Consultancy can draw on a vast range of resources and training modules to develop a bespoke programme based on the training needs analysis. This allows the principles of prevention of aggressive behaviour, and training in the use of physical interventions to be delivered in an appropriate context for each service. In particular we have very comprehensive training on Positive Behaviour Support and supporting people on the Autism Spectrum Disorder or those with a dual diagnosis. As experts in this area, we take the time and effort to understand the service requiring training and the training context is made all the more appropriate through this approach
As a PMAV Instructor Martha McGinn is trained and equipped with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to competently undertake a Training Need Analysis and design and deliver a bespoke training programme which is need assessed, fit for purpose and responsive to the various presentations of aggression and violence. Furthermore the BSc PMAV programmes prepared me to be proficient instructors in the physical component of Professional Management of Aggression and Violence.
The bespoke programme design and delivery responds to;
The TNA occurs on the frontline where aggression and violence actually occurs and reviews incidents from a clinical, health and safety, risk management and organisational point of view.Employee’s legal duties in Ireland are also considered.
Training Needs Analysis
Given the complex professional, legal and ethical issues involved in the management of violence and aggression the following consultation process is used to determine training design.
The design will provide a unique bespoke training programme.
Current Training Practices
Training to date has provided a one size fits all approach. This one size fits all approach to training according to McKenna 2004, had limited relevance to the challenges staff encountered in their practice setting.