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Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to addressing behaviours of concern in children with disability.

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Summary

  • We create Positive Behaviour Support Plans with intervention strategies for children and young people.
  • Services are available in your own home or in our purpose-built house.
  • Improve quality of life for everyone in the family.

What is Positive Behaviour Support?

Positive behaviour support (PBS) is a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to addressing behaviours of concern in children, young people and adults with disability.

PBS aims to create strategies that can be used by:

  • parents
  • families
  • staff
  • mainstream or other support services, including childcare, kindergarten and school

As each person is different and their challenging behaviour varies, intervention strategies are unique to each individual. Parents and carers have a central role in developing strategies and are supported to properly implement them at home.

The main goal of PBS plans is to replace behaviours of concern and help people to develop more positive ways of communicating. This not only improves the quality of life for the person you care for but can strengthen the family unit’s relationships. 

We offer a range of supports for families

Some days are more challenging than others. But the important thing is that you don’t have to do it alone.

Our Affirming Families program supports children and young people to learn new skills and strategies that replace behaviours of concern and boost their communication skills.

Working in partnership with you, we look at setting goals and developing a plan that will improve the quality of life for all members of the family.

Our program is designed to provide tailored behaviour management strategies that increase participation and inclusion in family home life and in the broader community. Affirming Families services are available in your home, or we offer services in our own purpose-built house in Heidelberg.

We provide in home support for families with children or young people with disability presenting behaviours of concern. Through Affirming Families, we help you develop a personalised program in your natural environment. This program can then be used at school and in the community.



Learn new skills and strategies in our purpose-built house

Breaking the routine of home and learning in a new environment can be beneficial for parents, carers and children. Through our purpose-build house in Heidelberg, we offer multi-day stays where children can access expert behaviour management support. During their stay, children can learn and practice new skills to replace behaviours of concern.

Our Affirming Families program assists children and young people aged between 6 and 25 and their families.

Get in touch

Contact our friendly Central Support Team to find out more about how our Positive Behaviour Services can assist you. Call us on 1800 343 287 or send us an enquiry below.

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