Understanding the importance of positive behaviour support plans

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This course is about gaining an understanding of Restricted Practices, legislative requirements, practical implications, processes, and how best to support and care for children and young people in out of home care. You will gain an understanding of what a restricted practice is, the importance of gaining approval for use of restricted practices, and the relationship between restricted practices, behaviour management, and positive behaviour support.

By having a sound understanding of restricted practices participants can then ensure that they are utilising the most appropriate process to safeguard themselves, children and young people and ensure they are supporting the children in OOHC to achieve the best outcomes possible.

You will gain an understanding of the importance of the restricted practices process within a trauma informed approach. You will gain an understanding of why some typical parenting and behaviour management strategies are considered restricted practices when working within the OOHC field.

Participants will take away knowledge, skills, and processes to ensure that they are providing children in care with support and care in accordance with legislative requirements and best practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of restricted and prohibited practices
  • Understanding why typical parenting and behaviour strategies are restricted within the OOHC field
  • Understanding the impact of restricted practices on children and young people wellbeing and development
  • Processes involved in approval of restricted practices
  • Understanding of restricted practices in the overarching practice of behaviour management and positive behaviour support
  • Tools for identification, monitoring and data collection to support restricted practices
  • How to incorporate restricted practices, when required, within a trauma informed approach

Who should attend?

Clinicians, case managers, senior managers, house managers, residential support staff in OOHC. NGOs taking on out-of-home care responsibilities.