The aim of residential childcare is to create a safe and nurturing environment, focused on the development of therapeutic relationships enabling children to thrive. As many of the children are survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma, this can create many challenges for both children and staff. CALM’s integrated approach supports the whole organisation, service teams and individual staff to provide support that reflects an understanding of the roles of attachment and traumatic events and how this can cause distressed behaviours. We also understand the impact that this distress can have on staff teams and how staff well-being really matters in the provision of high-quality care. Our programmes enable staff to prevent and avert crisis compassionately and effectively, enabling children and teams to flourish in the achievement of positive and safer futures. .
CALM supports Early Years providers and their staff to understand and address the root causes of behaviour that challenges using a whole-organisation, public health approach through our integrative practice model. A focus on attachment, trauma and nurture enables staff to make sense of challenging situations and to develop child-centred plans to prevent, avert and more safely manage crisis.View
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