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Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) is the model of choice endorsed by the Department of Health, published in Transforming Care: a National Response to Winterbourne View (2013). PBS is a multi-faceted, evidence-based, approach which will bring significant benefits to both people being supported as well as staff. Its introduction and implementation within your services will herald significant cultural change, leading to improvements in quality-of-life outcomes for people being supported, relationships, skills acquisition, independence-levels, participation and competence. It is predicated on a strong values base which emphasises respect, choice and autonomy within a person-centred framework. PBS also rejects the use of punishment approaches as out-dated, counter-productive and in danger of facilitating abuse practices.

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Positive Approaches to Behaviour that Challenges

This CPD-certified one-day PBS theory course is applicable to all staff who support service users whose behaviour challenges. The training gives a broad introduction to PBS by exploring: the concept of behaviour that challenges, the behavioural model, introductory level behavioural assessments, basic interventions to prevent behaviour that challenges and the creation of helpful learning environments.

The focus is very much on primary prevention strategies and the course therefore provides foundation level PBS training for all care staff.  It also represents recommended complementary training for staff who may additionally require instruction in reactive strategies via our PBMpro model.

The training is available either a face-to-face one-day workshop delivered by us or as a self-directed training package where you run the programme within your organisation yourself.  The self-directed version gives you all the information and materials to deliver the training to your employees. It can be completed by participants working alone or as part of a group run by your own course facilitator.

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Brief Behavioural Assessment Tool (BBATpro)

Functional Behavioural Assessment – finding out under what conditions a person’s behaviour tends to occur and what outcomes it achieves for them – is central to providing effective Positive Behavioural Support. It is only by producing such an assessment that we can properly understand the meaning behind a person’s behaviour and develop appropriate support plans for them.

Decisions are often made about how to support someone to change their behaviours that challenge without really understanding why the behaviour is happening in the first place. Unsurprisingly therefore, interventions which are not based on functional assessment are much less effective than those which are. If you start with the wrong premise it’s common to reach the wrong conclusion – resulting in flawed intervention plans.

BBATpro will help you to carry out a more detailed functional assessment of behaviours that challenge. It is a semi-structured functional assessment tool that comes with a comprehensive manual that provides clear instructions for both completing the interview and interpreting the results.  The manual also provides instructions for supplementing the interview with direct observations and guidance on producing entry level PBS plans.

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NEW: PBS Champion

A cloud-based data collection system for recording and analysing behavioural incidents and restrictive interventions. Created by experienced PBS professionals for residential and supported living services. It enables you to record, monitor and analyse behavioural incidents, restrictive interventions and PRN use at the individual, service and organisational level. It also includes an integrated PBS plan format with support to complete clear and effective plans. This system is user friendly and would be ideal to use with our PBMpro physical intervention training in supporting you with your ongoing training needs analysis.

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Click here to read about advanced PBS training courses provided by our partners Redstone PBS

Click here for our Bild-certified PBMpro training if you require training that includes physical interventions.