Challenging Behaviour Foundation Workshops

Challenging Behaviour Foundation Workshops

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation are running a series of free workshops for carers in Gloucestershire focussing on positive behaviour.

The workshops will give you basic skills in functional assessment, reactive/proactive strategies and behaviour support plans. The style is interactive and informal – participation is encouraged through discussions and activities in small/whole groups. You can find out more info about the dates and locations for the workshops on our calendar of events.

Understanding Challenging Behaviour and Supporting Behaviour Change form a two part workshop set about Positive Behaviour Support.

1st Session – Understanding Challenging Behaviour includes:

What is challenging behaviour
The impact of challenging behaviour
Why do people challenge
Context and environment
Purposes (functions) of behaviour
Setting events and triggers
Sensory issues in autism
ABC recording chart
A story of success
How to look after yourself

2nd Session – Supporting Behaviour Change includes:

Why do people challenge (recap)
Reasons and purpose (recap)
Arousal curve
Positive behaviour support
Proactive and reactive strategies
How to prevent challenging behaviour
How to stop behaviour escalating
How to manage in a crisis
What to do after an incident
Individual planning and behaviour support plans
Working in partnership

Note: It is important that all participants attend both of the above workshops: to attend Supporting Behaviour Change, participants must have completed Understanding Challenging Behaviour first.

These free sessions are open to any carer of an adult or child with a Learning Disability and/or Autism in Gloucestershire who are experiencing challenging behaviour, if you’re not sure please call and ask.

To book a place, or find out more about the support we offer for Challenging Behaviour call Dawn Rooke on 01452 389342 or email