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Targeting the Positive

Positive, empathic approaches to manage behaviours that challenge
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Unravel the complexities of effectively managing behaviours that challenge through the 6-stage Target model. The 6 stages offer an empowering tool kit that builds upon positive skills and abilities when working with individuals under some form of supervision or care. This includes children in home, care or school environments, and adults that need support related to mental health disorders, autism, learning disabilities or dementia.

With a focus on:
· Identifying behaviours
· Understanding and empathising
· Pro-active planning
· Recognizing escalation
· Responding appropriately
· Learning from incidents

The chapters provide significant information about why difficult situations arise and understanding people. A person-centred approach increases competency, confidence, resilience, and empathy so that caregivers feel more assured and settled about what they do. These effective methods build trusting relationships, teach new skills, and de-escalate situations safely, improving outcomes for both those who give support and those who receive it.
  • Published: Aug 21 2024
  • Pages: 432
  • ISBN: 9781839979002
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Press Reviews

  • Yaf Yafai, Fostering Manager

    Andy Baker has written an informed must- read 'guide' based upon his wealth of experience, studying and knowledge. Such commitment and dedication to helping, supporting and educating others needs to be commended. The book is complimented with case studies which provide a deeper understanding and application of the theory. Not only will reading this book enable the reader to gain a richer understanding of the holistic benefits of managing behaviour, it will also provide an opportunity for the process of self-reflection of the readers own behaviour and/or anxieties which impact upon their ability to effectively and empathically understand the complexities of human behaviour. Read this book and embrace the possibility that empathy can build bridges across differences and create a more compassionate world.
  • Rebecca Sanderson, GBA Care

    This book is a true representation to Andy's teachings, it captures the perspective of those receiving care but also encourages care-givers to address their own beliefs and perspectives to endorse more harmony to those receiving and providing care. This would be an innovative tool for any care giver in any setting and is a must read for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding. The case studies are very insightful, I love the concept of 'management not change is the aim' and that 'challenging behaviour' is referred to as 'behaviour that challenges', adapting to these teachings has enabled care givers to provide a more person-centred approach allowing us to achieve better outcomes.