Behaviour that challenges can have a huge impact on the life of someone with a learning disability, family and staff. It can create barriers to people living their preferred life, developing connections, relationships and being included within their communities. We can help.
CALM’s primary focus is on maximising wellbeing and prevention of distress. We integrate attachment-based and trauma-informed perspectives with Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) – providing a comprehensive system and a suite of tools. These are then used to reflect upon the root causes of behaviour that challenges and to develop individual support plans designed to reduce distress and promote and protect human rights. Staff matter too. We work hard to embed the use of reflection in everyday practice, creating opportunities for staff to learn and improve their wellbeing.
The Trauma Associate Programme packages our integrated practice model, our whole-organisation approach, our more than twenty years of clinical, academic and practice expertise in the field of trauma-informed support – and embeds it directly into your organisation.View
In the aftermath of a serious incident, organisations have duties to the people they support, their staff and regulators. De-briefing can play a significant role in meeting such duties, supporting staff, promoting reflection and accountability, maximising learning, reducing the likelihood of further incidents and ultimately improving the service.View
CALM works with many service sectors including some of the largest housing service providers, further education provision and customer service staff. Within many sectors including social care there has been a fundamental shift from staff working in buildings and in teams to staff increasingly working on their own. This can lead to staff feeling less safe and a need for organisations to develop new and different approaches to risk. Getting this right matters.View