A happy group from Sunderland Care and Support who've successfully passed the PBS Coaches programme - now they're qualified to join the CAPBS Coaches Network!
The CAPBS Coaches Network- Providing ongoing support and development for those leading change within organisations
The CAPBS Coaches Network is a forum for individuals and their organisations to discuss challenges and share good practice in implementing Positive Behaviour Support within organisations, with peers. It offers opportunities to share practice informally and at CPD events and meetings coordinated by the Centre.
The Network’s members are those who have successfully passed the CAPBS Coaches Programme, an intensive three day training programme that gives Coaches the confidence and knowledge they need to develop accessible PBS materials and deliver practical PBS implementation strategies within their own organisations.
The Coaches come from range of organisations and service types - NHS trusts, schools, residential and community support, the Network links everyone who has completed the programme and is working to implement PBS within their organisation.
Many of the same challenges in embedding PBS approaches successfully within support are experienced in organisations across the UK. Some find solutions to these challenges, so it makes sense to connect with other Coaches who have the same mission of improving the quality of life for adults and children through Positive Behaviour Support.
Sue Wilding of Hertfordshire County Council, and Robin Bradbury of JSB Training, were participants on a Coaches course run by BILD's Centre for the Advancement of PBS. In this video taken on their course, they tell us why a Positive Behaviour Support approach is the right way to work with people who may use behaviours of concern to express themselves. Why might they be doing this?
CAPBS Coaches Network Summits
The first CAPBS Coaches Network event took place in November 2015 and provided an opportunity for Coaches to network, discuss ideas and approaches with CAPBS consultants as well as exchange experiences and share ideas around workplace information materials with other coaches.
Since then, two more have taken place, the November 2016 Summit featured a masterclass from Gary LaVigna for IABA, Los Angeles.
Above: CAPBS Coaches Network members at a masterclass from Dr Peter Baker, joint editor of the International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support.
Regional Coaches meetings
The first Regional Network meetings, in Milton Keynes and in Rotherham, took place in March 2017.
We also love to hear your stories of how the PBS Coaches Programme has impacted your own practice, those you serve, and your organisation. You can use this case study template as a guide to telling your story and email your completed story to email@example.com.