What is a Behaviour Support Plan? So, what exactly is a Behaviour Support Plan? It is a plan that assists a person in building positive behaviours to replace or reduce behaviour of concern. It includes positive (preventative and responsive) strategies and interventions. This plan may include teaching new skills, changing contingencies, improving communication, improving relationships, modifying the environment, andContinue reading “BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT PLANNING IN RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE”

Redefining Residential: Trauma-Informed Practice: The Importance of Predictability in Residential Interventions

Adopted April, 2020 “This is the sixteenth in a series of papers by the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC) addressing critical issues facing the field of residential interventions. The purpose of these papers is to stimulate dialogue and self-examination among organizations, stakeholders, policymakers, and the field. ACRC is the longest standing association focused exclusivelyContinue reading “Redefining Residential: Trauma-Informed Practice: The Importance of Predictability in Residential Interventions”

The Dementia Podcast

Professor Colm Cunningham The Dementia Podcasts provides the latest research, expertise and currency of knowledge from the HammondCare Dementia Centre and our guests. The podcasts address the latest in thinking and practice issues, which include a series of podcast focusing on key issues including ‘talking’ design and ‘talking’ behaviours. It considers both clinical and practiceContinue reading “The Dementia Podcast”

Discrimination and people in residential care

You mustn’t be discriminated against when you’re in a care home. The law which says you mustn’t be discriminated against is called the Equality Act 2010. Discrimination which is against the Equality Act is unlawful. This means you can take action in the civil courts. If you think a care home has discriminated against youContinue reading “Discrimination and people in residential care”

Children in Care – Larry

Originally posted on Renegades Escapades:
(Larry’s name has been changed.) £1,200,000 ($1,630,000) is a lot of money. It’s the cost of four average homes in the U.K. or four years at University for thirty three students or the amount needed to support a family of four for 26 years. It’s also how much one Local…

Ain’t Misbehaving

First published in Children and Young People Now, May 2016 Kathy Evans piece from 2016 is pertinent to the many reviews that are underway regarding children’s social care. (Residential Forum comment) In the course of my career I’ve observed five ‘paradigms of childhood misbehaviour’ – five distinct ways of conceptualising what is happening when childrenContinue reading “Ain’t Misbehaving”

Spark of Life Model of Care – Dementia Care International

The Spark of Life Model of Care is an innovative and high performing best practice model that humanises the culture of care. It enables aged care homes and services to become vibrant and values based places to work and learn. The model infuses a heart-centred attitude to implement the essence of person-centred care. In addition, the modelContinue reading “Spark of Life Model of Care – Dementia Care International”

How can staff help reduce self-harm in a residential setting? By Scott Mitchell – The Therapeutic Care Journal

…action research on low-level self-harm that does not have the intention to take life, or Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) and how to reduce it in a #residentialcare setting.

Moving on by Standing Still A Different View of ‘Problem Behavior’

Reviewed by Kristine Morris on November 3, 2017 “One of the biggest fears of healthy, independent people is that they risk losing their individual qualities … from the moment they step into the ‘healthcare world,’” writes Bettinger, whose examination of opinions on the degree of independence that should be permitted in a care homeContinue reading “Moving on by Standing Still
A Different View of ‘Problem Behavior’”