ACT Group Positive Behaviour Support Plans

Since November 2020 ACTG has seen a 65% increase in engagement for the development and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans (PBSPs).

This strengthened emphasis has resulted in ACTG dedicating significant time to refining our knowledge base as to how to best develop meaningful, participant-focused and trauma-informed plans that resonate in the context of the participants life.

All behaviours have a meaning.

Positive Behaviour Support Plans aim to understand what behaviours that challenge tell us, so that the participant’s needs can be met in strengthened and more trauma-aware ways. The way the child, young person or adult is supported often has to change to achieve these outcomes, with regular reviews by everyone involved.

At ACTG Positive Behaviour Support Planning is an approach that puts the individual at the centre to make systems work for them. We give the right support at the right time so participants can thrive to their potential.

Our strengthened vigour in the developmental methodologies related to our PBSPs is evident via the following key elements:

Embedding a person-centred approach

All our engagement is highly personalised. We see evidence of consistent actions being taken to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of the child young person or adult. Our recommendations and suggested actions are specifically explored or agreed with the participant or their loved ones and written into the plan.

Applying science to the development of the plan

ACTG focus is on the scientific understanding of how a child or young person learns, and what the behaviour of concern means for that child or young person. Our clinicians are versed in the analysis and interpretation of standardised assessment tools that they facilitate to inform function-based interventions. These are practically applied to the benefit of the child, young person, family and carers.

Authentic Implementation

ACTG  prepares PBSPs with the overarching notions that they are well planned, implemented and monitored. Our plans are developed with clarity around every person’s role and responsibilities, together with evidence of  measuring outputs and outcomes.  We fulsomely believe that support should be progressive and developmental for the child, young person, family and/ or carers.  Any restrictions deemed necessary would be kept under continual review and the least restrictive approach is explored.

Evidence based

Our planning preparation is governed by the use of evidence. Our evidence collection is based on different kinds of data collected and analysed at all levels in the child or young person’s environment. ACTG clinicians source data, both hard and soft, and use it to inform assessment, to evaluate interventions, and to monitor and improve the quality of life of the child, young person and the key stakeholders.

Multi-dimensional interventions

ACTG planning is based on the premise that recommendations should be implemented at different levels and in different ways. For example, we identify proactive strategies to prevent or reduce the triggers and events that evoke or maintain the behaviours of concern. Interventions are designed to support personal development and the learning and maintaining of new skills. Coping strategies are prioritised and evidence that shows the environment has been altered to ensure best possible fit for the child or young person. There are, where required, reactive strategies to help people keep safe when needed. Support is based on assessed need and continuously reviewed to reflect changes.

To have a chat with our intake team regarding a Positive Behaviour Support Plan for your child, yourself or your client, head to our referrals page.

An intake clinician will be in touch within 2 – 3 business days.

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