Difficulties faced by social care staff when managing challenging behaviour

McKenzie, Karen, Rae, Helen, MacLean, Hannah, Megson, Paula and Wilson, Suzanne (2006) Difficulties faced by social care staff when managing challenging behaviour. Learning Disability Practice, 9 (2). pp. 28-32. ISSN 1465-8712

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Many people with a learning disability live in community settings supported by social care staff. A relatively high proportion of staff will support an individual who displays challenging behaviour (Emerson et al 2000) but they may lack the experience, training or skills to manage it safely and effectively. This has serious implications for the client, for the staff and ultimately for service costs (Feldman et al 2004). Moreover, these issues must be addressed at an individual, team and organisational level (Gentry 2001).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: challenging behaviour, behaviour therapy
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Karen McKenzie
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 09:43
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 16:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18184

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