The benefits of positive behaviour support include:

  • quality of life is improved for the individual and the support network who provide regular care
  • specific behavioural improvements
  • positive outcomes, such as being able to participate in the community
  • a preventative approach, reducing the likelihood, and limiting the need, for additional services such as mental health services
  • empowered support, reducing the need for restrictive practices. This is one of the approaches cited by the Department of Health in using a positive and proactive approach.

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