Journal article

The impact of positive behavioural support training on staff and the people they support

Carol O'Dwyer, K McVilly, Lynne Webber

International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support | British Institute of Learning Disabilities | Published : 2017


Background: Staff training is used as part of the implementation of policy initiatives designed to decrease the use of restrictive interventions, and increase the safety and quality of outcomes for persons with disability who exhibit challenging behaviours. However, the effectiveness of such training on a sector-wide scale remains unknown. Method and materials: Disability staff participated in a training program based on the principles of PBS, which included elements of good practice as recommended in the Behavior Support Plan-Quality Evaluation II. Behaviour support plan (BSP) quality and client outcomes were evaluated and compared with a matched control group. Results: Evaluation outcome d..

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