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Responding Well to People with “Challenging Behaviours”

April 20, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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About the Workshop:

In this workshop participants will be encouraged to understand more about the situations in which people with challenging behaviour find themselves and to explore how they can best respond to support the person.

The workshop will cover ways to develop strategies with the person, so that, regardless of the level of their disability, they can better understand the motivations, effects and consequences of their behaviour. This workshop will involve information sharing, practical tips and strategies and learning through stories. It will not provide a recipe to ‘fix’ the person.

Ann will cover topics such as:

  • Behaviours as a means of communication;
  • Understanding our part in the behaviour of others;
  • Practical tips for ‘making a start’;
  • Developing a personal style which is not punishing;
  • Communication and its role in behaviour.


About the presenter:


Ann Greer has over fifteen years professional experience working with people whose behaviours are seen as challenging.  In her work she draws on the writings and teachings of Donnellan, LaVigna and Willis and the concepts of Gentle Teaching. Most of all her learning and understandings have come from her greatest teachers, people with disabilities themselves. Ann is the Manager of Community Connection Inc. in Townsville and mother of three adults, two of whom live with disability.


Rod Mills


Ann will be joined by Rod Mills who, for many years, was put in the ‘too hard basket’ by many services, exhibiting many ‘challenging behaviours’ on an almost daily basis. Rodney will share insights about living with autism and OCD and how he has gradually built a meaningful life where he is no longer defined by these labels and by ‘behaviour’.



Who should attend?

This workshop will be of interest to anyone supporting a person labelled as challenging – whether as a parent, family member, friend or in a work role.

The workshop is for people who are keen to explore life affirming ways to understand challenging behaviours and who are open to reflecting and being challenged about their role.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy please visit this link – https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation


April 20, 2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Community Resource Unit Ltd.
07 3844 2211


Seville Conference Centre
35 Bauhinia Avenue
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