Positive Physical Approach & Hand Under Hand

Niagara Region
Wed, Oct 20, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Online: Register online

A Positive Approaches to Care Workshop


This workshop focuses on Positive Approach to Care "care partnering" techniques, including Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA) and Hand Under Hand™ (HUH). These newly learned skills enable care partners to shift from simply "dealing with the behaviors" to creating a positive and caring environment. Learners develop observational skills needed to recognize signals of “unmet needs and growing distress” in the person they care for and respond in a way that reduces anxiety and improves quality of life.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Apply Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA) and Hand Under Hand™ (HUH) in everyday situations.
  2. Describe the importance of doing "with", not "to".
  3. Demonstrate observational skills necessary to recognize and address unmet emotional and physical needs.
  4. Describe and demonstrate ways to help the person being cared for feel productive and valued.