We can provide the following training courses:

Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)- 1 day 

This course is aimed at those directly supporting individuals who may display challenging behaviour.  The delivery of the course is a blend between powerpoint presentations, group discussions and practical exercises. The course aims for delegates to meet the following learning objectives:
  • Understand the term challenging behaviour, be able to give examples and explain why people they support may engage in such behaviour 
  • Understand what the function of behaviour means and the need to adjust the way behaviour is supported depending on the function 
  • Understand how the environment effects behaviour 
  • Understand how to prevent the occurrence of challenging behaviour and detail examples of strategies that could be used with the individuals they support- proactive support 
  • Recognise warning signs that they person is becoming anxious/ agitated and how to support this- applying back to the individuals they support 
  • Discuss how to manage challenging behaviour and bring incidents to a close as safely and quickly as possible using the least restrictive methods- reactive support 
  • Understand the importance of data recording and how to complete ABC records 
  • Understand the importance of debriefing and give examples 
  • Reflect on staff’s own response to challenging behaviour  

Train the trainer in Positive Behaviour Support- 3 full days or 6 half day sessions

This course is aimed at those with existing practical experience of positive behaviour support who would like to extend their knowledge and support the implementation of a positive behaviour support approach within their service. This may include registered managers, behaviour specialists, psychologists or similar. The programme will also cover the principles of coaching and participants will prepare and present a session plan for a key element of PBS. The delivery of the course is a blend between powerpoint presentations, group discussions, practical exercises and assignments. The course will cover the following elements: 
  • Functional assessment for challenging behaviour 
  • Informant based strategies: FAI, MAS, Contextual Assessment Inventory 
  • Direct observation strategies & analysis: continuous and narrative ABC, MTS, scatter plot, analogue 
  • Formulation and hypothesising 
  • Designing behaviour support plans 
  • Antecedent and consequence based strategies for PBS intervention 
  • Competency based training for support staff 
  • Reducing restrictive practises  

MAPA ® (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression)- 2 days 

We are licensed by the Crisis Prevention Institute as a MAPA ® trainer. To be able to access MAPA ® training through ourselves your organisation would need to be compliant with the Crisis Prevention Institutes' terms and conditions. Please get in touch to discuss further. The MAPA® Foundation programme is modular in design with four key learning objectives:
  • Identify behaviour that indicates an escalation toward aggressive and violent behaviour and take appropriate measures to avoid, decelerate and/or de-escalate crisis situations.
  • Assess the level of risk associated with crisis behaviour and make appropriate decisions related to the management of such risks.
  • Use suitable and acceptable physical interventions to reduce or manage risk behaviour.
  • Identify the impact of crisis events and describe post-crisis responses which can be used for personal and organisational support and learning.
The programme is suitable for any organisation that supports potentially vulnerable people or whose staff work with individuals who may exhibit behaviours that can challenge. Fully flexible, the programme can be tailored to your needs, so for example if you do not need physical holds but staff may need disengagement skills, then the programme can be delivered in just one day

Bespoke Training 

We can offer training to meet your needs. Topics of previous bespoke training courses: 
Introduction to Autism
Increasing engagement and teaching skills 
Augmentative communication systems 

Please Contact US to discuss your training needs 

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