Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA) and Hand Under Hand™ (HUH)
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 behaviours” 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 the quality of life.
- Apply Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA) and Hand Under Hand™ (HUH) in everyday situations.
- Describe the importance of doing “with”, not “to”.
- Demonstrate observational skills necessary to recognize and address unmet emotional and physical needs.
- Describe and demonstrate ways to help the person being cared for feel productive and valued.
Methods of teaching:
The workshop includes a combination of lecture, discussion, role-play, group interaction, case discussion, and problem-solving among learners to actively engage learners in the content. Video training, handouts, PowerPoint presentation, and role-playing may be used throughout the session. The workshop facilitator is a Certified Positive Approach to Care Trainer and is qualified to facilitate workshops and train others in the PAC philosophy.