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Revolution or evolution? Advancing evidence based practice in positive behaviour support

The 2016 BILD International Positive Behaviour Support Research and Practice Conference

4, 5 and 6 May 2016, Liverpool

Europe’s leading positive behaviour support event, this is the conference where the positive behaviour support community gathers. 

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The conference programme:

Pre-Conference Practice Symposium - Reducing Restrictive Practices

Wednesday 4 May 2016

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Dr Ashok Roy
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Roy Deveau

Roy Deveau
The Tizard Centre, England

Sarah Leitch
Sarah Leitch 

Centre for the Advancement of PBS at BILD

Brent Hayward

Brent Haywood

Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia

Peter Baker

Peter Baker
International Journal of PBS Editor

Day 1: Thursday 5 May

George Sugai

Multi-tiered systems of support for all students: maximising academic and behaviour success

Prof George Sugai, University of Connecticut, USA

Sharon Paley

Achieving systemic and culture change in organisations with high use of restrictive practices

Sharon Paley, Child Safety and Disability Services, Australia

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Active Support with Positive Behaviour Support: the evidence base for practice

Dr Edwin Jones, ABMU Health Board, Wales

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Clinical and cost effectiveness of staff training in positive behaviour support for adults with intellectual disability

Prof Angela Hassiotis, University College London, England

Sarah Leitch

Learning exchange - update on the Centre of Advancement for Positive Behaviour Support

Sarah Leitch, CAPBS Development Manager, BILD


Parallel session - Restraint reduction
(2 hour session from 1.30 to 3.30pm)

  1. Strategies for reducing the use of manual physical restraint in the care of adults with learning disabilities - a systematic review
    Kevin Ainsley, Options 360 Ltd, England

  2. Implementing an organisational approach to reducing restrictive interventions: lessons learned
    Anne MacDonald, The Richmond Fellowship, Scotland

  3. Restraint reduction - planning or action or a bit of both?
    Roy Deveau, The Tizard Centre, University of Kent
    Sarah Leitch, CAPBS Development Manager, BILD

Workshops - 1 to 5

  1. Implementing school wide positive behaviour support
    Jude Joughin,
    Bright Futures Educational Trust, England  

  2. 10 ways to use positive behaviour support to ensure someone with autism develops challenging behaviour 
    Simon Jones, Living Ambitions, England

  3. A journey to independence - how the principles of positive behaviour support helped
    Alan Nuttall,
    Milestones Trust, England        

  4. The use of individualisd protocols for day to day living: improving consistency, managing expectation and reducing anxiety
    Jayne Drinnan-Payne,

  5. Changing offending pathways through an integrated approach to positive behaviour support models
    Emma Donlevy,
    Lifestyle Solutions, Australia

Day 2: Friday 6 May


Sandy Toogood

Positive behaviour support - the science and art of individual interventions

Dr Sandy Toogood, Bangor University, Wales

Sandra Bloom

The Sanctuary model: creating trauma-responsive programs for children

Dr Sandra Bloom, Sanctuary Institute, USA

Rose Iovannone
Creating cultural change through the use of positive behaviour support
Dr Rose Iovannone, University of South Florida, USA

Nick Hodge
Enabling the rights of children who present with behaviours that concern or challenge in education environments
Prof Nick Hodge, Sheffield Hallam University, England


Workshops - 1 to 6

  1. Learning to love data!
    Belinda Bradley, MacIntyre Charity, England

  2. The role of mediators in the positive behaviour support process and how they can be supported effectively
    Alan Nuttall, Milestones Trust, England

  3. Reflective practice and debriefing
    Andy Whysall, Sherwood Training, England

  4. Implementing positive behaviour support within an inpatient forensic intellectual disability service
    Dave Kitchen,
    Partnerships in Care, England

  5. Show me and i will understand: a practical approach to improving quality of life and skill teaching using person centred active support
    Linda Hume,
    Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland

  6. Hidden sight loss within care planning
    Iain Kennedy,
    RNIB, Scotland

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This event has been CPD Certified

Attendance will allow you to gain CPD points towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.