Multi-element behaviour support as a model for the delivery of a human rights based approach for working with people with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136532
Title:
Multi-element behaviour support as a model for the delivery of a human rights based approach for working with people with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge
Authors:
Doody, Christina
Affiliation:
Callan Institute for Positive Behaviour Support, St John of God Community Services
Citation:
Multi-element behaviour support as a model for the delivery of a human rights based approach for working with people with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge 2009, 37 (4):293 British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Publisher:
Wiley/Blackwell on behalf of British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Journal:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136532
DOI:
10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00585.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00585.x
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This paper demonstrates the effectiveness of the multi-element behaviour support (MEBS) model in meeting the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge. It does this through explicitly linking the multi-element model to the guiding principles of a human rights based approach (HRBA) using a vignette to demonstrate the link. The guiding principles of a HRBA are express link to rights, participation, empowerment, nondiscrimination and accountability. The background assessment and functional assessment phase of the MEBS process enables the identification of rights infringements while the MEBS plan addresses those rights. The accountability tool in the MEBS model, which is the periodic service review, is then used as a measure of implementation of the MEBS plan and consequently the enabling of rights. Implications in relation to the rights of those supporting persons in receipt of MEBS and those living with the person receiving MEBS are also highlighted: 'In each situation we confront, a rights based approach requires us to ask: What is the content of the right? Who are the rights claim-holders? Who are the corresponding duty-bearers? Are claim holders and duty bearers able to claim their rights and fulfil them? If not how can we help them to do so? This is the heart of a human rights based approach.' (Robinson 2003:1)
Keywords:
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES; MULTI-ELEMENT BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT (MEBS); CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR
ISSN:
13544187; 14683156

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dc.contributor.authorDoody, Christinaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-21T14:36:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-21T14:36:20Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationMulti-element behaviour support as a model for the delivery of a human rights based approach for working with people with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge 2009, 37 (4):293 British Journal of Learning Disabilitiesen
dc.identifier.issn13544187-
dc.identifier.issn14683156-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00585.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136532-
dc.descriptionThis paper demonstrates the effectiveness of the multi-element behaviour support (MEBS) model in meeting the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge. It does this through explicitly linking the multi-element model to the guiding principles of a human rights based approach (HRBA) using a vignette to demonstrate the link. The guiding principles of a HRBA are express link to rights, participation, empowerment, nondiscrimination and accountability. The background assessment and functional assessment phase of the MEBS process enables the identification of rights infringements while the MEBS plan addresses those rights. The accountability tool in the MEBS model, which is the periodic service review, is then used as a measure of implementation of the MEBS plan and consequently the enabling of rights. Implications in relation to the rights of those supporting persons in receipt of MEBS and those living with the person receiving MEBS are also highlighted: 'In each situation we confront, a rights based approach requires us to ask: What is the content of the right? Who are the rights claim-holders? Who are the corresponding duty-bearers? Are claim holders and duty bearers able to claim their rights and fulfil them? If not how can we help them to do so? This is the heart of a human rights based approach.' (Robinson 2003:1)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley/Blackwell on behalf of British Institute of Learning Disabilitiesen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00585.xen
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen
dc.subjectMULTI-ELEMENT BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT (MEBS)en
dc.subjectCHALLENGING BEHAVIOURen
dc.titleMulti-element behaviour support as a model for the delivery of a human rights based approach for working with people with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challengeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCallan Institute for Positive Behaviour Support, St John of God Community Servicesen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Learning Disabilitiesen
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