Employment & Vocational Placement:
Nutrition & Healthy Living Skills
Nutrition and Healthy Living Skills equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make the healthiest eating choices they can. The objective is to encourage students to make connections between what they learn in the classroom and their own lives and make healthy food decisions. Students learn to examine their own food choices and eating patterns and develop personal guidelines for healthy eating, while working within parameters that they can control. The learning in this area emphasizes the importance of student involvement in making food choices and preparing meals and snacks which is in line with the Ontario Healthy Living Curriculum.
Our employment soft skills are essential for daily living and successful employment opportunities. Using a combination of people and communication skills and personal development, students will navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their employment goals.
We support special needs adults and their families by reducing isolation and barriers through individual life skills applicable to the workplace. Our employment and volunteer training programs incorporate weekly life-skills workshops, community volunteer placements and outings that support our student’s special interests. Tabularasa Communities also hosts community partners who deliver specialized workshops at the request of our students. We develop community support and visibility.
DBT Skills System
Emotion regulation is a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills system to help students understand the function of emotions, the “action urge” that accompanies each emotion, whether to heed or oppose these urges, and change negative thinking patterns and push for positive behavioural changes. The skills also help reduce vulnerability, increase resiliency against unwanted emotions, and improve overall mental health. Balancing acceptance of the emotion and change in the behaviour.
Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) is a process that uses the client’s feedback to inform their treatment. FIT empowers the client and loved ones by involving them in the treatment process. The client feedback process usually involves the client’s life experience, work and daily life stories, and family roles and support. This inclusive and self-actualizing approach helps inform the client, family, and support workers about the treatment process and set defined goals and plans for the next step. Our team of qualified trained staff will support the clients as they transition into the various levels of the treatment.
Our students are given the opportunity to express themselves and identify possible challenges in the workplace. We teach self regulation and emotional management in a safe and supportive environment so they can succeed at work.
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