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Behaviours that Challenge: Considering Health and Human Development Impacts

ONLINE WORKSHOP | This is a tailored one-day introductory workshop for anyone working in a health or social service setting that supports clients who may present behaviours (due to a health or development impact) that others might find challenging. PLEASE NOTE: The focus of this workshop is in the areas of intellectual/developmental/learning disabilities only.

Description

Aim

This is a tailored one-day introductory workshop for anyone working in a health or social service setting that supports clients who may present behaviours (due to a health or development impact) that others might find challenging.  This is a scenario based, interactive workshop where participants explore various issues and contexts and consider safe and effective support and response Please note: The focus of this workshop is in the areas of intellectual/developmental/learning disabilities only. 

This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Identify and understand challenging behavior in a health or social service context

  • The impact of negative attitudes and misunderstandings

  • Understand the interrelationship of bio-psychosocial factors and behaviours of concern

  • Use a framework (ABC) to gather data, asses and effectively respond to behaviours that challenge

  • Navigating the maze of service delivery

Let's Get Real

  • Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

  • Working with whānau

  • Working with Māori

  • Challenging discrimination

  • Applying law, policy and practice

  • Maintaining professional and personal development

  • Working within communities

Facilitated by Dr Chris Taua

PhD, RN, BN, MN(Distinction), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN

Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around New Zealand and Australia.

 

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Five 
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)

Prerequisites

You will need

  • Headset and Microphone

  • Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)

  • Stable broadband connection 

Minimum System Requirements

  • As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.

Operating System
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Browsers
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Participants will need to present proof of vaccination via the Covid-19 Vaccine Pass upon entry. 

  • Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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