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Managing actual or potential aggression (MAPA)

Is this course suitable for you or your Organisation?    

This course is available:    

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees only 

Why choose this course?

This course is for employees working directly with people that display behaviours of concern that either threaten themselves or those around them. This course can only be attended after completing Positive Approaches to Behaviour Support.

What content does the program cover?

This one day course on managing actual and potential aggression equips participants to maintain and manage their safety and that of clients when dealing with aggressive behaviours and to know their responsibilities in these situations.
The focus of the course remains on taking a positive proactive approach to prevention and de-escalation and emphasises the use of restrictive physical interventions only as a last resort. Participants will have the opportunity to:
•    Identify behaviour that indicates an escalation toward aggressive and violent behaviour and how to take appropriate measures to avoid, decelerate and/or de-escalate a potential crisis situation.
•    Assess the level of risk associated with the crisis behaviour and make appropriate decisions related to the management of such risks
•    Use suitable and acceptable interventions to reduce or manage behaviours of concern.
*Please note there are some physical components in this course that involve simulating MAPA situations with other participants.
Full PPE is to be worn during practice of physical skills and will be provided. Please wear suitable clothing which will allow you to move comfortably and wear enclosed footwear. 

Does the program have any prerequisites?

The following one day course must be completed prior to attending MAPA training:
Positive Approaches to Behaviour Support

How long is the course?

Duration: One day. Staff must be available to attend the full day.
Time: 9am – 5pm. Please arrive 8.45am for registration.

BYO Lunch
The training represents a significant investment for the organisation. Please ensure you are 100% committed to the date.

Where can I get more information?

Contact:  Training Alliance team
Email:      training@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone:     +61 2 9975 8715
Cancellation conditions apply

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