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Privileged glimpses 23: “It’s just behavioural”

Everything happens for a reason and effective work with people whose behaviours can be challenging must begin with that ‘cause and effect’ principle clearly understood. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 21: Consequences, learned behaviour and boundaries

Actions have consequences and we do our service-users no favours by pretending that they can behave inappropriately without facing them.
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Privileged glimpses 20: Do we need help?

Team meetings don’t take away our responsibility for our own decisions – if you’re ‘on the spot’ you decide what to do Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 19: Behaviours that harm other people

We do people no favours by pretending that violence and aggression is acceptable. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 18: Behaviours that harm the individual

Generally speaking the more that we focus upon a behaviour the more it recurs anyway so only intervene if you have to. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 17: Challenging behaviour means …

Challenging behaviour is a combination of two criteria:
1.Behaviour that we don’t like;
2.Behaviour that we think we need to respond to.
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Privileged glimpses 16: Support is meaningless all by itself

It’s sad to see how many people will confidently state that they’ll offer support as though that solves the problem but when pressed have no idea about what is really required. Continue reading

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