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challenging behaviour training
Posted on 8:12am Monday 23rd Jan 2012
Coping with challenging behaviour (inc hostility and aggression)
Most people think about challenging behaviour from their own perspective of ‘appropriate’ and ‘inappropriate’. To put it another way they define anything that they wouldn’t do themselves as ‘challenging’ when often it’s just different. So we begin with the following definition. Behaviour is challenging if:
1.We disapprove of it;
2.AND we need to respond to it.
If workers take a less controlling attitude about the things that are just ‘different’ they have much more time to deal with the real challenges. From that beginning we can go on to consider different behavioural strategies, the basics of behavioural theory and ways to ensure that both the environment and our own responses work together.
The basic idea is that if we want someone to change their behaviour we need to change the way that we behave toward them. If we do the same things we get the same results. This doesn’t mean that workers are necessarily to blame for the behaviours of their service-users but it does show that the only thing we can really control is our own behaviour.
If we don’t change then the world won’t either.
This training equips people to create a genuinely therapeutic and healthy environment for workers and service-users alike. By the end of the day participants should be aware of what is meant by challenging behaviour and how to:
The course covers: