Behaviours that challenge: How positive behaviour support significantly lessens the need for restraint
A new film highlights the driving force that has built up behind positive behaviour support – and how one regularly restrained client’s life was transformed by the approach, as Ben Higgins reveals
‘If you go angry and you’re really not well, they restrain you and they might have to give you PRN medication [as needed] to calm you down, but the strong dose can knock you out… Now if I get angry when I am out in public, I just sit down, act like an adult and talk it through with a member of staff’.
Ashley Richardson’s life has been transformed by positive behaviour support (PBS). He experienced restraint regularly during his time in an assessment unit and his life was tightly monitored and controlled....