Working with challenging behaviour

Steckley, Laura; Smith, Mark, ed. (2005) Working with challenging behaviour. In: Secure in the Knowledge: Perspectives on Practice in Secure Accommodation. SIRCC. (In Press) (

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This section offers some ways of thinking about behaviour, our immediate objective in managing that behaviour, and our primary task in working with young people; these ways of thinking can bring greater clarity and effectiveness. This section also addresses self and relationship as inextricable components of working with challenging behaviour. Physical restraint is briefly discussed as the extreme end of working with challenging behaviour, and finally, some practical advice and further reading are offered.


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