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Challenging Behaviour and People with Learning Disabilities

A handbook

Price: £19.95
Challenging Behaviour and People with Learning Disabilities is a handbook aimed at helping professionals to provide ethical and truly effective support.
Author(s): Steve Hardy and Theresa Joyce

Challenging Behaviour and People with Learning Disabilities: A handbook is an essential resource for those working with or caring for people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges. It provides timely and essential guidance to ensure that there is a competent workforce that can provide effective, ethical and high-quality support. 

People with learning disabilities who have behaviour that is describes as challenging are one of the most vulnerable groups in society. They are at risk of being excluded from serviced, being denied opportunities and being placed away from their local communities and families. They are also more vulnerable to poor practise and abuse. 

This user friendly and accessible resource emphasises the importance of respecting people who use services, their families and carers. 

This handbook can be used alongside its companion resource Challenging Behaviour: A training pack to develop good practice in working with people with learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging. 

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Frontline staff, health and social care professionals, and support workers.
ISBN: 9781908066497
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 11 October 2011

Steve Hardy was formerly the education and training lead at the Estia Centre, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is a registered nurse in learning disabilities and has worked in mental health and challenging behaviour services for people with learning disabilities for 20 years. He has widely published in these areas and he is the co-editor of the journal Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.