Emotion coaching is about helping children to become more aware of their emotions and to manage their own feelings particularly during instances of misbehaviour. It entails validating children's emotions, setting limits where appropriate and problem-solving with the child to develop more effective behavioural strategies.
In effect, emotion coaching techniques instil the tools that will aid children's ability to self-regulate their emotions and behaviour. It enables practitioners to create an ethos of positive learning behaviour and to have the confidence to de-escalate situations when behaviour is challenging. Emotion coaching provides a value-added dimension to behaviour management strategies and creates opportunities for longer-term solutions to children's well-being and resilience.
1. Introduce Emotion Coaching as an everyday tool to help children and young people to understand and manage emotion 2. Introduce recent neuroscientific research behind emotions including the stress response system 3. Planning/support for cascading of Emotion Coaching introduction to clusters 4. Review of new statutory guidance for designated person for looked after children Nov2017 5. Increase understanding of gaps in the knowledge of delegate cohort to inform planning of future training