CALM’s Core Theory Online Course will help you understand behaviours that challenge, and how to reduce – and prevent – those behaviours over time. With a focus on prevention and reduction of restrictive responses, CALM Core Theory will also teach you how to confidently manage a crisis if and when it occurs.
The CALM Core Theory Online Course is designed to take you on a journey. You will be guided to look at the root of what is often called challenging behaviour – what we prefer to refer to as distress presenting as challenging behaviour, or behaviour that challenge.
You’ll reflect on how you think and feel when exposed to such behaviour, and we’ll discuss best practices regarding what we can do individually and collectively. We will also look at how we can best support ourselves and our team members. We know your job is not easy, and focusing on the wellbeing of all is the key to realising your vision of support and care.
Language matters: Why we use “Behaviour that Challenges” and not “Challenging Behaviour”
Language is powerful – it can both label people unhelpfully and lead the way we think. At CALM we consciously use the term ‘distress presenting as behaviour that challenges’ as it reminds us that behaviour itself is often an expression of emotion or a form of communication. This is human rights respecting and puts the person at the heart of our thoughts and responses.
Our digital learning environment will facilitate deep learning through a range of different exercises and modalities. With videos, podcasts, online assessment, reflective work, and lessons all hosted on an ultramodern learning platform, the CALM training experience and expertise is available at your fingertips.
The root causes of distress presenting as behaviour that challenges
How to use de-escalation to promote emotional and behaviour regulation during crisis
What relevant legal, guidance and policy frameworks mean for your practice, decision making, and accountability
The principles of integrated attachment-based and trauma-informed positive behavioural support (PBS)
How to protect and promote the human rights of vulnerable children and adults
The role of whole-person-centred individualised support plans
How to undertake a level 1 Functional Assessment
Why staff wellbeing really matters