Positive behaviour support

Description

This course has been developed by the Department of Human Services in collaboration with Disability Professionals Victoria. This course provides health professionals with positive strategies for supporting a person who exhibits behaviours of concern that may require restrictive interventions.

Topics covered

  • Understanding Behaviour Support Plans
  • Creating Behaviour Support Plans.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Define the purpose of a Behaviour Support Plan (BSP)
  • Identify the legislative requirements relevant to creating and implementing a BSP
  • Describe the role of the Office of the Senior Practitioner in relation to behaviour support planning and restrictive intervention monitoring
  • Identify restrictive interventions
  • Identify key steps in the BSP process
  • Provide examples of interventions that may address different functions of behaviour
  • Outline a reactive strategy that fosters safety and dignity for both the client and staff
  • Identify the importance of monitoring and reviewing Behaviour Support Plans.

Business outcomes

An organisation implementing this course will:

  • Increase awareness of effective strategies for behaviour support
  • Increase compliance with legislation related to Behaviour Support Plans
  • Protect its brand and reputation from damage related to breaches of related legislation
  • Have access to cost-effective legislative training for all employees.

Target audience

This course is designed to be delivered organisation-wide. It encourages general awareness of legally compliant conduct.

Duration

Approximately one hour.

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