Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support

This practical one day workshop (can be attended in person or online) provides an overview of the 12 principles of Positive Behaviour Support and the Multi-Element Behaviour Support (MEBS) Model for children and adults with intellectual disability who may have behavioural support needs. It introduces a 3-Step model for the provision of PBS and practical ways for participants to work within a Positive Behaviour Support Culture and Framework as required by the Health Act 2007

The Workshop will explore:

·        The role of person centred planning using the Wheel Of Optimal Living

·        How incident reports, ABC forms and data collection can identify unmet needs

·        The use of Non-Aversive Reactive Strategies

·        Functional Assessment to find the ‘function’ or message of the behavioural support need.

·        How to develop a PBS plan with examples of the variety of intervention

·        Working with individuals, families, colleagues and MDT members through the MEBS process of assessment, plan development, implementation and evaluation

·        Self-Reflective Practice and self-awareness for building resilience and well- being

The workshop is delivered using lecture, exercises, video and group work.

Who should attend?  This workshop is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn more about Positive Behaviour support and the Multi-Element Behaviour Support Model for children and adults with Intellectual disability/autism and behavioural support needs.

Dates: In Person Training: 20 February, 19 June & 8 October

Online/Zoom:  23 April, 23 July & 26 November 2024.  

Time:                             9.30am-4.30pm

Venue:   Saint John of God Headquarters, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin A94 X5K8

Cost:                    €100 euro  (Free to Saint John of God Employees)


Contact: or phone: 01 281 4139 / 533 3322