ERIC Number: ED392181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour: Training Staff To Work with People with Learning Disabilities Who Exhibit Challenging Behaviour and May Have an Associated Mental Illness. Final Report.
Clifton, M.; And Others
This report describes a project which surveyed providers and purchasers of nursing services within the National Health Service in England on what is available and what is needed in staff training for those working with individuals having mental retardation and challenging behaviors and/or mental illness. Section 1 describes the methodology of the study and reviews the literature. Section 2 reports the perceptions of 70 nursing college providers and 55 purchasers concerning definitions, models of service provision, and required skills and standards for staff working with this client group. Section 3 is a directory of 12 existing, externally validated courses. Provided for each listing is the title; coordinator's name; name of institution; and a summary (such as course length, format, target student group, admission requirements, award, content, and validation). Short courses and workshops are also listed, as is information on courses planned by survey respondents. Recommendations focus on development of a National Resource Group of educators, managers, and users; key emphases of training; and clarification of terminology. The questionnaire forms are appended. (Contains 60 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Emotional Disturbances, Foreign Countries, Inservice Education, Intervention, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Nurses, Nursing, Professional Continuing Education, Skill Development, Staff Development
English National Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, Publications Department, Victory House, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London, England W1P 0HA, United Kingdom (9 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, London.
Authoring Institution: York Univ. (England). Dept. of Social Policy and Social Work.
Identifiers: British National Health Service; England