Development of training programme to manage behaviour that challenges in children and young people with learning disabilities
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Development of training programme to manage behaviour that challenges in children and young people with learning disabilities

Sally Powell Clinical nurse specialist, Children and young people’s service/learning disability, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester, England
Rob Jefferies Positive behaviour management training manager, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester, England

Some children and young people with a learning disability also present with behaviour that challenges, which can require significant care input from their parents or carers. Without specialist skilled support to meet the needs of these children and young people, behaviour that challenges can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. This article explores the development of a family training programme in one NHS trust, which aimed to provide the parents and carers of children and young people with a learning disability with safe strategies to manage behaviour that challenges. The training programme assisted parents and carers to develop confidence in managing behaviour that challenges and improved the quality of life of children and young people with a learning disability.

Learning Disability Practice. 22, 6, 21-28. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2019.e2000

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sally.powell8@nhs.net

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