PBS Cardiff 2012
9 - 11 May 2012 - Cardiff
BILD's 2012 International Research and Practice Conference was a research symposium and two day event which brought together the best evidence for practice in positive behaviour support from the UK and international perspectives.
The conference helped bridge the gap between academic research and practice and helped support organisations to define and deliver good practice in positive behaviour support. It will bring together researchers and practitioners with an interest both in the evidence base of the impact of positive behaviour support, and in its practical application.
The Positive Behaviour Support Research Symposium
The first day of the conference began with the Symposium, those presenting their research were:
McVilley of Deakin University in Australia
presented research on: What impact does transformational
leadership play in raising staff stress and therefore increasing
likelihood of restrictive intervention?
This was followed by Edwin Jones of the University
who commented that, "strategies are important, none of them in themselves
appear to be enough but PBS is achieving measurable results" in presenting 'Assessing the effectiveness of positive behavioural support: The P-CPO Project'.
The final research presentation was by Eric Emerson of the University of Lancaster
(pictured, above) about the association between
factors of poverty and the probability of behavioural difficulties in
children with intellectual difficulties.
The Symposium was fascinating and well received by delegates.
Conference day 1: Morning
Started with a welcome from the Chair,
Sandy Toogood of Bangor University
, who said hat "we've come a long way but there's
more to do and we've got to accept that we'll have to work hard to make
Dan Crimmins of the Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University, USA
above), began the conference proper with a presentation about 'Our next challenge: getting positive supports to all the people who can use them'.
Edwin Jones of the University of Glamorgan
presentation on 'Positive behaviour support in Wales: notes from a
small country' reporting on how measurable improvements have been found
in a post-institution community service with a specialist PBS support team.
Conference day 1: Afternoon
The afternoon began with a set of workshops
covering a wide range of positive behaviour support approaches, including 'Salford’s Coming Home Process Model: The development of a model to bring individuals with a learning disability and complex needs back to their home area', and 'A cultural shift toward developing personalised behaviour support for individuals with autistic spectrum disorder'.
McVilley of Deakin University in Australia
(pictured, left) gave a keynote presentation
on 'Planning for quality and quality planning – reflections on research and practice in positive behaviour support plan development and review'.
A busy day ends with a brilliant
drama presentation from Theatr Fforum Cymru
about respect and the kind
of support that recognises the person at the centre.
The evening's Conference Dinner saw the presentations for the 2012 BILD PBS Leadership Awards
, more on the winners here >
Conference day 2 : Morning
Begins with Anton
Dosen of Radboult University in the Netherlands
speaking on 'Guidelines
for treatment of problematic behaviour from the European Association in
Mental Health and Intellectual Disability'.
It continues with Alick Bush of the Sheffield Health and
Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
, who gave a keynote presentation on 'Positive Behaviour Support - do we
know what support teams should be doing? ' which, focussing on the role of specialist teams within local communities, brought in a lot of the
issues raised by the post-Winterbourne View review.
This was followed by a set of workshops on a range of positive
behaviour support subjects, from 'Applying the principle of the 'least
restrictive alternative', to 'Reducing restraint in children's services
by listening to children and young people'.
Conference day 2: Afternoon
The final session saw an inspiring key note
presentation by Bill Rogers from the Bill Rogers Educational Consultancy
on 'Discipline with dignity: Supporting students with
behaviour needs in mainstream schools'.
A lot of the delegates could
certainly relate to the examples and classroom situations he used to
illustrate his presentation.
A final goodbye from Sharon Paley
and Ann Chivers, BILD's Chief
, and a lot of stimulated, thought-provoked and well-networked
delegates began the journey home.
And for 2013?
Speakers already confirmed for BILD's PBS Research and Practice Conference 8 -10 May 2013 are:
- Professor Eric Emerson
- Professor Stewart Einfield
- Professor Richard Hastings
- Dr Peter Baker
- Dr Roger Banks
- Dr Rose Ivannonne
Look forward to seeing you there.
This event was CPD Certified. Attendance allowed delegates to gain CPD points towards their Continuous Professional Development.