Our approach to providing advice, training and consultancy in the prevention and management of violence and aggression (PMVA training) follows a three tier model as follows:
PMVA Primary Prevention: understanding the causes and triggers for challenging, risky or violent behaviour and attempting to change aspects of the environment in order to reduce the risk of their occurrence.
PMVA Secondary Prevention: selective interventions, mainly involving effective communication strategies which seek to prevent such situations, if they do occur, from escalating.
PMVA Tertiary Management: interventions, usually including some physical component, for mitigating and reducing risk if situations escalate to the point of violence or the possibility that serious harm or injury could occur.
Dynamis offers courses which cover all three phases of the model and which emphasise both Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions wherever possible, in line with the wider movement towards Restraint Reduction Programmes.