New Behaviours That Challenge Learning Programme

18th November 2021

From January 2022, we will deliver a new programme for Knowsley parents and carers whose children display behaviours that challenge.

Commissioned by Knowsley Council, we will work with local agencies, including children's centres, the Youth Offending Service, Positive Behaviour Support, Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), looked after children's teams, schools and colleges. The programme aims to give parents, carers, and professionals who work with families the skills, knowledge, and understanding to better manage children and young people's behaviours.

The overall programme will cover two areas. Delivered over four weekly sessions, the Supporting Behaviours that Challenge Learning course explores the causes of challenging behaviour and strategies to manage specific behaviours. The Neurodevelopmental Conditions Learning course will run over six weeks, supporting families who think their child's behaviour could result from autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulty or a particular learning delay. 

Speaking about the programme, Vanda Reeves, Director of Community Network Development, ASCN said: "It can be challenging for families when children display behaviours they don't understand, we're delighted to be able to add this programme to the range of support we offer families living with neurodevelopmental conditions.  
"A child doesn't need to have a diagnosis for parents and carers to attend; we're welcoming anyone who has concerns about their child's behaviour to come along and learn more about different neurodevelopmental conditions and associated mental health needs."

Professionals supporting families can also access training workshops to help them better understand the cause of the behaviours. 

Once a family has attended either of the learning programmes, their child can register to access the group coaching programmes for 8 - 11-year-olds or 1-1 coaching offer for 12 - 18-year-olds. 

"We're also inviting young people aged 18 - 25 who want to make positive changes to their behaviour, or professionals in Knowsley who wish to discuss someone they are working with who they think would benefit from some coaching, to get in touch."

The next session will take place in January 2022.
Click here for information about the programme and how to book a place. 


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