De-escalation Training for Caregivers

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June 28, 2023 at 9:30am - 4:30pm


Maranui Surf Lifesaving Club
107 Lyall Parade
Lyall Bay
Wellington 6022 6022
New Zealand
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De-escalation Training for Caregivers

At FASD-CAN we know how hard it is for our caregivers who are dealing with the roller-coaster life that comes with loving and caring for a person with FASD. And if your tamaiti is also prone to aggression or violence when dysregulated, it makes things so much harder.

In response to many requests from our members for help in managing these situations, we have a new initiative to build our caregivers’ skills and capabilities in extreme behaviour management and de-escalation techniques. However, with the best will and training in the world, it may not always be possible to avoid violent confrontation, so some basic self-protection techniques will also be covered at the training.

The training will cover:

  • behaviour as a form of communication
  • triggers
  • stages of crisis
  • risk assessment/reduction
  • de-escalation strategies
  • self-protection techniques

The training is only for FASD-CAN caregiver members (not professionals, sorry) and is free to attend. If you are not a member, please click here to join – it's free and there are no requirements from you.

Where: Maranui Surf Life Saving Club (Ground Floor), 107 Lyall Parade, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022

When:   Wednesday June 28

Time:    9.30am to 4.30pm. 

Morning tea and lunch will be provided. 

Numbers are strictly limited, so be quick to register your interest in attending the training. Preference will be given to those caregivers who are already dealing with aggression or violence from their tamaiti with FASD. 

However, we hope to receive funding to run this training again. So anyone who registers an interest in attending this training, but who we are unable to include on this course, will be put on a waitlist for the next training session.

Once you have registered your interest our Training Administrator (Tracey) will be in contact with you to discuss further your eligibility for inclusion in this initial training round.

Please note: Registrations of interest close on Friday 16 June 2023. 

Funding is available to attend this training

If you need financial assistance to attend the training and you have not yet accessed our Whānau Direct Care in the Community Grant Scheme in this financial year, you can apply through this scheme for financial support to reimburse your travel costs only – up to a maximum of $1,000. 

Click here for more information on applying for a grant for travel costs.

What's next?

Once you’ve hit the Sign Up button, you'll receive a confirmation email and Tracey will be in touch.