Managing Challenging Behaviour 1

Training courses for foster carers

A young person’s behaviour can be defined as “challenging” if it puts them or those around them, (such as their foster carer), at risk or leads to poorer quality of life. It can also impact on their ability to join in everyday activities.

Challenging behaviour can include aggression, self-harm, destructiveness and disruptiveness. Communication is the main way we interact and express our needs, likes and dislikes. If communication is a problem then it can be very frustrating for the person involved and may result in challenging behaviour.

As a foster carer, trying to understand why the person you look after is behaving in this way is key to working pro-actively with the individual.

This 1 day course explores ways of understanding and working with challenging behaviour.

This 1 day course meets the requirements of  Training, Support and Development standards for foster care: 3.3 c, 3.4 a, b, c, 3.5 a, 4.1 a, b, c, 4.2 a, b, 5.1 a, 5.7 a, 7.3 b, d 7.5 b