Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
This online program is intended for staff, supervisors, and others who support people experiencing disability. PBS will help you to understand that all behaviour communicates and will assist you to determine positive strategies for helping the person communicate their wants and needs.
Positive Behaviour Support
Have you ever thought, “Why is this person doing that?” when someone you support is displaying challenging behaviour? The answer to this question is usually, “Because they are trying to tell you something.”
Understanding that behaviour is communication is vital for anyone who supports people experiencing disability. Once you understand that all behaviour communicates, you can then focus on the ’why’ factor and attempt to determine positive strategies for helping the person communicate their wants and needs.
PBS was developed in consultation with Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD), Ministry of Social Services and is equivalent to CLSD’s Level II Training.
Learners have 30 days to complete PBS.
In this module, you will learn about positive behaviour support and where it came from, what it is based on, what it involves, and when it is considered to be successful.
In this module, you will learn about what Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans are and when they are needed.
In this module, you will learn how to complete a Functional Analysis, which is the process of figuring out why someone is engaging in a challenging behaviour and what they are attempting to get with their behaviour.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Individual learners can take and complete PBS instead of the program being set up as ‘group learning’
- The training is more interactive and includes updated videos
- There are now four modules of content, along with additional resources
- Learners will receive a ‘Certification of Completion’
- PBS uses a different learning platform that ensures a more user friendly and interactive learning experience
It will take approximately four (4) hours for an individual learner to complete the program.
The PBS content is presented in both text and audio formats, so learners can choose to read the content, listen to it, or both!
The PBS content is only available online; however, you will be able to save or print a number of resources, including a Learner Handbook, to keep and reference throughout your career.
The PBS content is only available online; however, you will be able to save or print a number of resources, including a learner handbook, to keep and reference throughout your career.
In this module you will move to the next step of the Functional Analysis, the development of a Multi-Element Support Plan.
COMPASS funding is available to SARC Regular and Associate Members, as well as Affiliate Members with CLSD funding.
COMPASS funding will cover the registration fees for an unlimited amount of your organization’s employees to take Positive Behaviour Support.
In order to receive this funding, organizations must:
- Register employee(s) at your organization for the course.
- Use your COMPASS code at check-out to access this training at no cost.
- Have the employee complete the immediate session evaluation which will be emailed to them.
- Have the employee complete the follow up session evaluation which will be emailed to them.
As a requirement of CLSD COMPASS funding, SARC must report on training satisfaction rates. As a result, we ask that all learners complete individual program evaluations immediately upon finishing any training, as well as within three (3) to four (4) months of completion. Your feedback will also be used to ensure that SARC continues to provide the best training possible.