This paper provides a focus for facilitated discussion for improving staff practice through the development and exercise of practice leadership by practitioners. Practitioners, includes frontline support and senior support staff, team leaders and frontline managers in an educational, housing
or social care setting. Senior (strategic) managers who do not focus upon actual practice should consider how they can become so. This paper is focussed upon people with learning disabilities.
Centre for the Advancement of PBS Practice Paper 2 in a series of 12 practice papers commissioned by the CAPBS to provide a reference point and discussion tool for teams wishing to develop their positive behaviour practice.
The seven key questions – and answers – have been developed by BILD’s Positive Behaviour Support consultants and are the questions that are most regularly asked by the individuals and organisations they work with. The answers are short as they’re meant to give a brief overview of Positive Behaviour Support.
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There is a recognised call for aggressive service users with mental health problems to be managed within frameworks that acknowledge the person’s specific and diverse needs. Such frameworks expect that de-escalation strategies and its general ethos should pervade and inform the process of managing any crisis event.
Self-injurious behaviour (SIB) has been defined as “Any behaviour, initiated by the individual, which directly results in physical harm to that individual. Physical harm will be considered to include bruising, laceration, bleeding, bone fractures and breakages and other tissue damage” (Murphy and Wilson, 1985).
The BILD Factsheet webpage contains various different downloadable documents that range from Self Injurious Behaviour to Family Carers and Personalisation and much more.