With this knowledge you will offer bespoke consultations to educate and support parents with children aged 5-12 years, and a programme of workshops and courses under the ChildCalm brand (with membership of the community).
*Consultants will also be prepared for running sessions on sleep and eating as well as a range of other topics from their course material.
Core CalmFamily modules
Module 1: About calmfamily
A relatively quick module that takes you through the history, structure, values, approach and programmes within CalmFamily, including information about our projects in development.
Module 2: Childhood and families
In this module you will gain understanding of the social, legal, political, historical and anthropological concepts surrounding child-bearing, childhood and family life. You will also consider the complexity of the concept of family in our modern society and how this impacts practice.
Module 3: Neurological development
A brief introduction to developmental neuroscience, the evolutionary process that created the human brain and factors influencing the development of the brain, and how motivation works.
Module 4: Psychological development
This module provides the basic theories of developmental and social psychology including attachment, human needs, motivation and resilience.
Module 5: Sensory regulation
In this module we look in depth at the science of the senses, looking at the most up-to-date concepts of the 5 external senses, the 3 internal senses and the balance of regulation.
Module 6: Human sleep and relaxation
In this module you will study the neurological and physiological processes of sleep, what is normal for humans and the issues society faces in this regard.
We will also look at the science of the different states of relaxation according to various schools of thought and research.
Module 7: Human nutrition
In this module we examine the basics of nutritional biology, human infant feeding, introducing solid foods, how humans intuitively eat, and the science of taste.
Module 8: The CalmFamily approach
This module covers the fundamental principles of the CalmFamily frameworks for:
Module 9: Being a consultant
This module will take you through:
Module 10: Running a business
In this module we will take a brief look at:
Child specialist modules
MODULE 0: LITERATURE REVIEW
We call this module zero because you will dip in and out of this as you go along. This amount of reading is not possible for everyone so we do not insist that it is complete for certification.
To complete this recommended, but optional module, you will read ten excellent books and answer specific, short answer, questions on them that will hopefully expand your thinking, understanding and learning.
If you aren’t able to read any of the books, it is a good idea to ask a colleague or friend to summarise it for you in a quick chat so that when parents ask about it, you have some knowledge and can talk about it.
MODULE 1: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN
MODULE 2: UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S WORLDS
MODULE 3: CALMER CHILDREN
MODULE 4: NURTURING CHILDREN
MODULE 5: ADVOCATING FOR PHYSICAL REGULATION
MODULE 6: CHILDREN AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS
MODULE 7: LEARNING AND EDUCATION
MODULE 8: CALMER DISCIPLINE
MODULE 9: CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH
MODULE 10: BEING A CHILD SPECIALIST
This final module, alongside your face-to-face training days, will prepare you for being a child specialist consultant. You will gain a good understanding of the ChildCalm programme, of our principles and approach to facilitating learning for families, and you will have the chance to re-visit material covered in the face to face training.
Following completion of the modules (not including the literature review), and your training days, you will receive a certificate of basic training and will be bale to work as a consultant. You then have the choice as to whether you follow our recognition pathway to become fully certified.