Our one day foundation level Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) course for Health & Social Care Professionals and Carers is tailored to those who support children, young people or adults with mental health difficulties and/or learning disabilities in supported environments, including at home.
Participants will acquire a range of skills for supporting a broad range of low arousal, low level disruptive and repetitive type of behaviours and learn skills from the following topics:
- Assessment of Behaviour
- Primary Prevention (Antecedent Strategies)
- Secondary prevention
- Reactive Strategies
- Restoring the Environment
- Reducing Restrictive Practices
Upon course completion, participants shall:
- Understand how to support individuals utilising a PBS approach and develop and implement a Behavioural Support Plan (PBS).
- Understand personal responses to situations involving conflict, aggression and violence and be able to identify and make consistent responses to challenging behaviours presented by people being supported.
- Be able to assist in the functional, contextual and skill based assessment.
- Develop an awareness of the needs of people being supported and reasons for behaviour both prior to and during episodes of behaviour escalation and recognise the factors that trigger change in behaviour.
- Understand personal responses to situations involving conflict, aggression and violence and develop a range of de-escalation and defusion techniques appropriate to context.
- Be introduced to the Positive Behaviour Support philosophy and framework for interventions.
- Develop an awareness of the importance of promoting the dignity, choice and inclusion of people being supported through individualised positive behaviour support planning.
- Recognise the importance of promoting a consistent approach in responding to the needs of people being supported.
- Have an awareness of medical, gender and cultural issues in relation to developing individual behaviour support plans.
- Be encouraged and enabled to create high quality care and support environments.