Physical intervention training for parents and carers
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Physical intervention training for parents and carers

Michelle Griffin Behavioural nurse specialist, Wychavon, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Michelle Griffin offers a personal account of a campaign she embarked on to provide training for parents and main carers of people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour

Training staff and paid carers who support people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour in the use of physical interventions has become accepted practice. However, parents and carers are often left to fend for themselves to manage equivalent behaviours. This article explains how the parents and main carers of adults and children with learning disabilities and seriously challenging behaviour can receive training based on the core concepts of a physical intervention model.

Learning Disability Practice. 18, 6,21-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp.18.6.21.e1650

Correspondence

bish.griffin@btopenworld.com

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 23 March 2015

Accepted: 29 April 2015