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Is There a Better Way: A 3 day workshop on reducing challenging behaviours
August 5 @ 9:30 am - August 12 @ 4:30 pm AESTFree - A$500.00
This is a three day workshop to be held on August 5,6 & 12 in Canberra
Three days is a lot right? Well we know that challenging behaviour is a really complex issue. We want you to go away with a strong understanding of challenging behaviour and a plan with strategies to implement in your real world. There is no way we can do that in an afternoon. So three days it is. We know that three days might turn some people away, but those folk that pull out all the stocks to get there won’t regret it.
Participants will explore the thinking and practical strategies behind Positive Behaviour Support, limiting Restrictive Practice and reducing Challenging Behaviours.
“Is there a better way?” brings together service providers and families to learn and to start talking about how to work towards the best outcomes for people who can sometimes be hard to support.
You’ll also come away with answers to the question ‘what is restrictive practice and should it be used?’ as well as different ideas to get better outcomes for people.
You could also come away with a bucketful of inspiration, strategies and hope for the future when it comes to supporting people whose behaviour can sometimes challenge us.
You will use our ‘Understanding behaviour’ cards to start your own plan to respond to the challenging behaviours you are seeing and learn about the important role of family leadership.
Day 1 Topics:
- What do we mean by challenging behaviour?
- The impact of our thinking on disability and how we choose to respond to challenging behaviour.
- What are the various approaches to managing challenging behaviour – what works in the long term?
- What is restrictive practice and when should it be used – if at all?
- Reducing challenging behaviour through enabling human rights
Day 2 Topics :
- Reducing challenging behaviour through supporting communication
- Reducing challenging behaviour by facilitating the formation of relationships
- Reducing challenging behaviour by managing the environment
- Reducing challenging behaviour through effective service design
- Responding to challenging behaviour if it occurs in non punishing ways
Day 3 Topics:
- Building a behaviour management plan
- Reflection and implementation
Who should attend?:
- Teachers/EA’s and staff from support organisations involved in policy, staff training and/or orientation and managing support workers.
- Family members of people with disabilities and where possible a key person (eg. Coordinator/support worker) from the organisation who supports them.
About the presenter:
Jaquie Mills is the parent of four children, two with disability. A former high school teacher, Jaquie has a Master of Education in the area of Emotional Intelligence. Her search for a good life for her son has lead to her exploring a number of other roles including Chair of the Positive Behaviour Framework guiding committee (hosted by the Disability Services Commission in WA) which lead the process of sector reform in the reduction and elimination of restrictive practices in Western Australia.
Jaquie has also been the developer of the Microboard model of support in Australia which gathers community members around people who have complex challenges in an unpaid capacity to support them to have the life they want.
She has taught in the area of inclusive education at Edith Cowan University in Perth, and was the project manager for a new post-graduate degree in Complex Communication Needs which is in its third year in the School of Education at ECU and has already had a significant impact on the education of students with disability around the country, especially those who cannot speak.
Jaquie was the developer of the ‘Is There a Better Way’ workshops which have been delivered statewide in Western Australia over the past four years and have been recognised for their ability to build capacity for both families and service providers to both understand and respond to behaviours which can be seen as challenging.
In 2017 Jaquie received the Community Citizen of the Year award for her years of voluntary work supporting people with disability and disadvantaged children.