Hireup is committed to using positive behaviour support practices in the delivery of services for Hireup users.
What is Behaviour?
It is important to remember that we all ‘behave’. Behaviours are just our actions and what we do.
There are times however our behaviour may become concerning because it has a negative impact on us and the people around us. When this happens, our actions might be referred to as ‘behaviours of concern’.
What is positive behaviour support(PBS)?
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is the term given to evidenced-based practices arising from the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). ABA tries to change behaviour by understanding the relationship between a behaviour and the environment. The primary goal of positive behaviour support is to increase a person’s quality of life while decreasing the frequency and severity of behaviours of concern.