Managing difficult child behaviour
The Signposts for Building Better Behaviour training program
Signposts for Building Better Behaviour is an evidence-based parent education program that helps parents of children with an intellectual disability, developmental delays or a range of disabilities and difficulties such as autism spectrum disorder and toileting. This training gives professionals the tools to support parents promote positive behaviour and new skills in their child.
Who is it for?
Professionals working in disability, health, education, child protection, welfare or family support. It is helpful, but not mandatory, to have a background in child development, psychology or therapy.
What does the training cover?
Topics covered include:
- assessing child behaviour to get a measure of the degree and types of difficulties
- encouraging positive behaviours through daily interactions
- replacing difficult behaviour with useful behaviour
- planning for better behaviour for typically difficult times and routines, such as meal times and when visitors arrive
- teaching skills
- working together as a team
- dealing with stress in the family.
What will I receive?
- An introduction to core skills in helping parent manage their child’s behaviours
- Evidence-based strategies to help you meet your clients’ goals
- Interactive training sessions delivered by experienced Parenting Research Centre trainers
- Program materials for use in your work with parents
- Optional post-training coaching to integrate the skills and practices into your daily work
How can I access the training?
We run Signposts training throughout the year. For upcoming training dates, visit our Events page.
We can also develop a training package for your organisation. Packages can include standard or tailored training programs across a range of topics.
- See what tailored training we offer
Practitioners previously trained in Signposts can order parent materials using this form, and may find the following supplementary materials helpful: