Positive approaches to behaviour
Maybo is passionate about the delivery of person-centred, human rights-based models of care that reduce the need for restrictive practices and improve participant’s quality of life.
Our learning methods are consistent with the principles of positive behaviour support, focusing on primary and secondary strategies for preventing and defusing behaviours of concern. This helps staff to:
- Better understand a person’s physiological and emotional needs
- Improve their environment
- Recognise and reduce restrictive practices
- Engage them in ways that reduce behaviours of concern
- Promote respect and choices for the individual
Alongside proactive strategies to reduce behaviours of concern, we teach reactive strategies that help to safely de-escalate emotive situations. While our focus is on avoiding the need for physical interventions, some settings may at times need to use these to create safety and we can provide simple low arousal methods for use in last resort. In the UK, Maybo programmes that include restrictive interventions have achieved the highest level of recognition against the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards and, subject to scheme conditions, can include BILD ACT Certification.
In Australia, our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) program has been developed to support the requirements for Core Practitioner, highlighted within the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators, and Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework 2019.
We are the preferred training partner for many of the largest care providers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Positive Behaviour Support Training
Organisations seeking to adhere to best practice guidelines can further develop staff skills when exploring Practice Leadership roles. A Practice Leader is a front-line manager who has a key role in the implementation of person-centred Positive Behaviour Support. The Practice Leader role encompasses training of a staff team to understand the needs of the people they work with and demonstrate effective support through modelling and examples. Effective Practice Leaders encourage staff to deliver high quality support, provide detailed and consistent feedback, providing opportunities to improve through team discussions and support staff with developing their skills in high quality support.