The CALMER Approach training for Support Workers: Harnessing the power of emotional regulation
Looking for ways to build capacity and enhance the support you provide?
Looking for ways to understand and respond when faced with challenging situations?
This course will:
1. Equip you to understand the relationship between emotional regulation and behaviour;
2. Empower you to apply this to provide supports in a therapeutic way;
3. Become part of your ability to promote a safe and capable environment;
4. Learn an empathetic approach supporting others.
CALMER Approach is useful in understanding all human interactions and is based on neuroscience. This course is specifically designed for support workers working in NDIS settings, aged care settings, out of home care and other like settings.
CALMER Approach is used by the whole network of supports around (and including) the person, such as Allied Health, Support Workers, parents, carers, schools and more. The aim is to learn how to support meaningful participation for the people you are supporting and therefore enhancing quality of life.
This practical course will provide you with new skills and understanding. It will build your capacity and confidence in supporting people with unsafe interactions (challenging behaviour).
Francisco de Paula is passionate about supporting all to reach their potential. The CALMER Approach developed out of his passion to close the gap between theory and practice while looking for ways to make more meaningful impact in positive behaviour support.
Francisco has been working in the disability sector for over 20 years, starting as a support worker in accommodation, day program, recreation program and employment settings. Since 2011, he has been working as Behaviour Support Practitioner and an Education and Training facilitator (in both TAFE and private courses). He is certified Person Centered Active Support facilitator since 2016 (through Greystanes Disability Services, NSW). Person-centred practice, PBS, neuroscience and trauma-informed practice strongly influence his practice and training.
Amy de Paula is an Occupational Therapist who has been working in community disability settings for over twenty years. With a passion for meaningful engagement and co-design, she loves anything that leads to people having autonomy and participation in their lives.
“Francisco has provided a great capacity building approach for these families, provided them with education around why certain behaviours may be occurring, as well as guiding them to implement strategies and identify what has worked/not worked along the way. He has done this in a very sensitive, non-judgmental and professional way which parents have responded well too. They have taken onboard his ideas and identified that they have been effective and seen positive changes in their children. Through working with Francisco, I have also learnt a lot and he has built my capacity in several ways regarding behaviour support.” – Nicola Latsinos (OT) – Everyday Independence
We aim to make our sessions financially available to everyone, so please contact us if money is a barrier. Custom sessions can be tailored for groups, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking at producing a series for family members, carers and other stakeholders – please contact us for further information: email@example.com.