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TRAINING PACKAGES

OUR TRAINING PACKAGES WILL EDUCATE AND EQUIP YOU WITH A FOUNDATION IN POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT (PBS),  WITH CONTENT TAILORED TO YOU AND THE PEOPLE YOU CARE FOR

We provide training packages for support staff, carers, managers, guardians and family members that aim to increase knowledge and improve best practices in behavioural support. These packages are a vital resource for those who work with individuals with complex support needs and focus on improving quality of life.

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TRAINING FOR SUPPORT WORKERS

This training package provides key workers and support staff with a comprehensive understanding of PBS and its relevance to their role in providing high quality care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

The training emphasises the importance of promoting positive behaviours, enhancing well-being, and reducing the occurrence of behaviours that challenge through a holistic person-centred approach.

This training is offered as a full-day or two half-day sessions. Content can be tailored to a specific service or individual

Training covers these topics:

GETTING THE BASICS

  • An Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support

  • Understanding Behaviours that Challenge

  • Improving Quality of Life

  • Active Support Strategies

  • Crisis Prevention and Management

  • Communication and Capable Environments

  • Functional Analysis and Data Collection

We also offer interactive tasks and worksheets to engage you in the learning, an optional quiz and completion certificate to show you’ve got the skills to implement PBS.

FEEDBACK ON OUR TRAINING IS EXCELLENT

What did you enjoy about this training session?

"Trainers are knowledgeable about PBS and the session was really engaging"

GETTING THE BASICS

TRAINING FOR SERVICE MANAGERS

This training for managers is aimed at service, and regional managers, providing them with a comprehensive understanding of PBS and its relevance to operational management within a care setting.

The training emphasises the importance of system wide implementation of PBS, addressing staff cultures within a PBS model, practice leadership and restraint reduction.

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This training is offered as a full-day or two half-day sessions with a senior PBS practitioner

Training covers these topics:

  • An Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support

  • Functional Analysis and Data Collection

  • Development and Transforming Service Cultures

  • Practice Leadership

  • System-Wide Implementation of PBS

  • Restriction Reduction Audits

  • Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvements

We also offer interactive tasks and worksheets to engage you in the learning, an optional quiz and completion certificate to show you’ve got the skills to implement PBS.

SUPPORTING A PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL? 

WE OFFER PERSON-SPECIFIC TRAINING FOR THOSE IN SUPPORTING ROLES

As part of our person-centred approach, we can create custom packages built around the specific needs of an individual.

The training is designed to help those in supporting roles understand the best ways to deliver support and improve the quality of life for the person they care for.

Prior to training, we conduct a phase of information gathering and assessments that help us understand the individual's background and behaviours. This information allows us to identify potential triggers and develop a trauma-informed approach that prioritises safety and emotional well-being.​

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We then develop a customised plan with clear and actionable strategies to meet the individual's needs which may include:

  • Positive reinforcement strategies

  • Proactive strategies to address potential triggers and prevent behaviours that may challenge,

  • De-escalation techniques to manage challenging behaviours calmly and effectively,

  • Communication strategies tailored to the individual's communication style.

We also offer half-day training on specialist topics that help you gain a better understanding of behaviour management and ways improve quality of life

ACTIVE SUPPORT AND INCREASING QUALITY OF LIFE

Active support is a fundamental concept in PBS that focuses on promoting independence, engagement, and skill development in individuals with IDD while reducing the occurrence of behaviours that challenge. This training package goes beyond the fundamentals to provide you with comprehensive understanding of Active Support within the context of PBS.

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE

GOING FURTHER

Trauma-informed care recognises the potential impact of trauma on individuals with IDD and emphasises creating a safe and supportive environment that promotes healing, resilience, and overall well-being. The training package provides a deeper understanding of trauma-informed care through the nuance of developmental conditions and learning disabilities.

TOTAL COMMUNICATION

Total Communication within the context of PBS is an approach that emphasises the use of a variety of methods and strategies to effectively support individuals with no, or limited, communication skills and the impact that this may have on behaviours that challenge.

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