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Working with parents/carers to reduce disruptive behaviour in secondary schools is a Course

Working with parents/carers to reduce disruptive behaviour in secondary schools

Starts May 27, 2020

$670 Enroll

Full course description

Date and Time

Thursday 28 May 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


This learning event is right for you if you work with students who exhibit chronic behaviour problems, you work with students who have substance abuse problems, or you work with students who suffer from chronic anxiety that can lead to school refusal or escalated behaviour


Teachers work with a range of students who can behave in a threatening or aggressive manner or are persistently non-compliant eg come to school under the influence of drugs, attempt to sell drugs at school or are highly disruptive in class etc.

This program assumes that preventative programs are more likely to be successful if parents/carers are involved both in the design and implementation of the program. The Parental Partnerships component for the program is designed to elicit such support. It identifies six different ‘parent’ types and suggests a different engagement strategy for each type.

The program also reviews traditional Positive Behaviour programs but also includes more innovative programs such as Collaborative Problem Solving and a new program, called the Choice Model, which encourages students to identify when they are becoming dysregulated and then make more appropriate choices.

Key Takeaways                

·         ability to vary your parental engagement strategy depending on the parent’s situation and capabilities

·         ability to design innovative programs to reduce disruptive or non-compliant behaviour in addition to traditional Positive Behaviour programs

Presenter Information

Graeme Baird                   

Graeme  is a psychologist who has been involved in the out of home care area for over thirty years.

He developed Attend+, a program to assist the most marginalised young people in Australia to increase school attendance. These young people are often enmeshed in the youth justice, child protection and mental health systems, and education is the only path allows them to move forward and establish a stable school life.