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jo lourmpa lifeways positive behaviour support

As support professionals, we know difficult it can be to work with individuals who may display behaviours that challenge, says Jo Lourmpa, Lifeways’ Specialist Support Manager for Positive Behaviour Support.

These behaviours can create risks for both the individuals themselves and others around them. But what if we focused not on behaviours that challenge – but instead looked to understand why these behaviours occur?

That’s why Lifeways has its own framework, called Positive Behaviour Support, or PBS.

Like the name suggests, PBS starts by taking a positive point of view.

This means working to reframe the way support teams see behaviours that challenge. Utilising focused, individualised training, support teams can fully understand that there are non-aversive – and non-restrictive – ways to respond to an event where behaviours that challenge are shown.

To read more about our Positive Behaviour Support framework, with an accompanying example, read the full article published in Home Care Insight.

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