Why you need to invest in positive behaviour management training

James Hourihan, Author

Whether you are a social worker, teacher or carer, the duties of these professions require an empathetic, patient, observant and positive mindset. 

Positive behaviour management training is essential for any educational, health or social care setting that works with people who may display challenging behaviour or behave in a way we find challenging. The techniques taught can help to de-escalate situations, prevent physical interventions, and improve behaviour management overall.

What are behaviours that challenge?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question as challenging behaviours can vary greatly from person to person. However, in general, they can be defined as any behaviour that interferes with a person’s ability to function in everyday life. This can include anything from social isolation to self-harm, aggression, and potentially acts of physical violence. 

These behaviours often occur when people have difficulty communicating their needs and regulating their emotions. It may be a way of coping with stressful situations or environments, or a response to pain and frustration. 

How positive behaviour management training can help 

Timian works with hundreds of organisations nationwide who have invested into physical intervention training and gained tangible long-term results that helped bring about positive change for staff, individuals and their communities. 

Some of the reasons why positive behaviour management training has endured include: 

1. Improves the overall culture of an organisation 

By having a deeper understanding of trauma informed interventions, organisations can improve their overall culture and enable staff to build positive relationships with the people they support. At Timian, we ensure you have all needed infrastructure in place and follow measured positive behaviour management strategies to continuously improve the well-being of employees and the individuals they support. 

2. Helps staff understanding the underlying reasons behind behaviour 

Often, challenging behaviour is a way of communicating that something isn’t right. By ‘getting to know’ people, staff are able to overcome their initial fears of managing challenging behaviour and respond to the needs expressed by the individual with confidence. This in turn provides better emotional, practical support to defuse situations before they escalate and keep everyone safe.

3. Time and cost-effective 

Moreover, positive behaviour management training is not only successful at dealing with high-rate behaviour problems, but also cost-effective and easily trained. Our optional blended learning approach is unique because it combines online studying with face-to-face interactions to give staff the flexibility to customise their training experience – learning at their own pace and in their own time with unlimited access to a range of resources.

4. Taught by professionally qualified instructors and experts 

Finally, all our courses are BILD Act certified and delivered by a team of professionally qualified instructors and experts. This ensures staff are receiving the highest quality training possible and includes annual refresher sessions to keep organisations informed on latest information and practices. 

5. Introduces positive reinforcement techniques 

Our positive behaviour management training allows for organisations and staff to introduce positive reinforcement as a key part of their PBS approaches. This involves desired behaviours to encourage their continued occurrence and could be something as simple as verbal praise, or providing someone with access to a preferred activity once they complete a task. 

Book a course 

So, if you are looking for ways to improve the safety, culture and outcomes within your organisation, please get in touch by calling 0800 987 4075, or fill in the form for more information about our positive approaches to behaviour management.

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