Training with the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Friday 4 July 2014

Marie, Jen & Sharon

Marie Thomson from The Positive Behaviour Support Team (PBST) carried out training in partnership with the Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF), for carers and professionals in Aberdeen in June 2014.

This training was funded and organised by PAMIS (a voluntary organisation who provides support for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their carers and professionals. 

The CBF are a national charity who provide support, information and training to families and professionals who care for individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Marie is the only Scottish professional trainer with the CBF and was asked to carry out the training alongside a family carer trainer, Sharon Byrne. 

Marie and Sharon trained professionals on Day 1, family carers on Day 2, then a week later trained both groups together. Feedback was very positive and participants enjoyed the combination of the theory with real life examples.  The training was also assessed by Jen Fookes (from the CBF). 

Marie said “It was great training alongside a very experienced mum who could share her knowledge about her daughter and about behaviours that challenged her. I hope to be asked by the CBF to carry out more training in the future and help increase the awareness of PBS across Scotland.”

Photo: Marie, Jen & Sharon

About The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) was founded in 1997 by Vivien Cooper OBE, the parent of a child with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging.

We are the only charity for people with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour described as challenging.

We are making a difference to the lives of children and adults across the UK by providing information and support, running workshops and speaking up for families on a national level.

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About Richmond Fellowship Scotland Positive Behaviour Support Team

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is unique within social care in Scotland in having a Positive Behaviour Support Team, who provide innovative, specialist support for people with complex behaviours and additional support needs.

Every person supported by the organisation has a unique set of needs and we are able to help them to live rewarding and fulfilling lives. Some of these individuals have complex and challenging behaviours. This can have a negative impact on the individual and those close to them, and can be stressful for the staff who provide the support.

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