Why are behaviour support plans essential?
BSPs ensure that everyone (including casual staff) knows how best to support a person who shows behaviours of concern (harm to self and or others) and who may as a result of the behaviour of concern be subjected to restrictive interventions (medications to control behaviour, mechanical restraint and or seclusion).
A vital aspect of the BSP is having a good understanding of why behaviours of concern occur and how to plan to support the persons strengths, needs and goals.
BSPs need to be developed in a spirit that enhances quality of life and wellbeing, and honours human rights. Plans for people with a disability need to specify the range of strategies to support a person with dignity.
This course runs for approximately an hour and is ideal for disability professionals. It aims to provide the skills and knowledge needed to design a BSP. It is of a generic nature so bear in mind that each state/territory has its own legislation and guiding principles in the area of Positive Behaviour Support.
Learn how to:
- Define the purpose of a BSP.
- Identify the legislative requirements of the Disability Act 2006 that are 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 the steps in the BSP process.
- Provide examples of possible reasons for behaviours of concern.
- Give examples of interventions that may address different functions of behaviour.
- Give an example of a reactive strategy that fosters safety and dignity for both client and staff.
- Identify the importance of monitoring and reviewing plans.