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Bridging the Gap: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Challenging Behaviours

  • Thursday, 14 March 2024
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:30
100+
Conference
Attendees
8
CPD
Credits
14+
Expert Speakers
10+
Sponsors & Supporters
  • Overview

The "Bridging the Gap: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Challenging Behaviours" conference is a one-day event bringing together leading experts from the NHS, Academia, Local Government and other related sectors. The goal of this conference is to provide a comprehensive examination of the complex and multidimensional concept of Challenging Behaviours.

It seeks to highlight the need for an integrated, multi-faceted approach to understanding and managing such behaviours, which often pose significant difficulties in a variety of settings, including healthcare, education, social care and the community.

Through a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, case studies and Q&A sessions, delegates will be provided with a breadth of insight into the biological, psychological, social and technological aspects of challenging behaviours. This will include strategies for intervention and prevention, the role of policy and law, the impact of mental health and neurology and the opportunities offered by emerging technologies.

This conference aims to stimulate insightful discussions, facilitate knowledge sharing and foster collaborations, ultimately leading to the development of innovative, practical and effective strategies to better understand and manage Challenging Behaviours.

Whether you're a healthcare professional, an academic researcher, a government officer, an educator, or simply someone interested in the field, this conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with experts, gain new knowledge and contribute to a growing body of thought in the field of Challenging Behaviours.

Join us for a day of engaging, thought-provoking content and enriching networking opportunities as we strive to bridge the gap in our understanding and approach to Challenging Behaviours.

  • Event Programme

08:30

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25

Chair's Opening Address

09:30

Keynote Address Speaker

"Redefining Challenging Behaviours: A Modern Approach"

Our Keynote speaker will discuss how our understanding of Challenging Behaviours has evolved over time and the current trends in the field. He will also highlight the importance of approaching these behaviours from a modern, holistic standpoint.

09:50

Session 1

"Understanding Challenging Behaviours: A Medical Perspective"

This session will delve into the medical and neurological aspects of challenging behaviours, including the role of brain injuries and cognitive functions. It will provide insights into how these factors influence challenging behaviours and discuss potential treatment strategies.

10:10

Session 2

"Managing Challenging Behaviours in Educational Settings"

This session will explore the various strategies for managing challenging behaviours within educational environments. It will focus on classroom interventions, school policies and the importance of inclusive education in reducing challenging behaviours.

10:30

Headline Sponsor

10:50

Question and Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.

11:00

Networking Break and Coffee

11:45

Case Study

12:05

Session 3

"Interplay Between Mental Health and Challenging Behaviour"

This session will discuss the complex relationship between mental health and Challenging Behaviours. It will highlight how mental health disorders can influence these behaviours and discuss strategies for managing such behaviours in the context of mental health care.

12:25

Case Study

12:45

Session 4

"Challenging Behaviours and Social Care"

This session will delve into the challenges and strategies related to managing Challenging Behaviours within the realm of social care. It will highlight the role of social workers, policy implications and the importance of community involvement.

13:05

Question and Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.

13:15

Lunch in the Networking Area

A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.

14:15

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:20

Case Study

14:40

Session 5

"Technological Innovations in Managing Challenging Behaviours"

This session will present the latest technological innovations being used to manage challenging behaviours. It will highlight how technology can be leveraged to provide new insights, improve treatment and facilitate better behavioural outcomes.

15:00

Session 6

"Legal Aspects of Dealing with Challenging Behaviours"

This session will explore the legal considerations and obligations when dealing with challenging behaviours. It will discuss relevant laws, the rights of individuals with challenging behaviours and the legal responsibilities of professionals and institutions.

15:20

Question and Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.

15:30

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:40

Session 7

"The Role of Family in Managing Challenging Behaviours"

This session will delve into the critical role families play in managing challenging behaviours. It will explore how family dynamics, communication patterns and home environment can influence these behaviours. The speakers will also discuss practical strategies and interventions families can adopt to help manage such behaviours effectively. Further, the session will address the emotional toll these behaviours can have on family members and provide resources and strategies for self-care and resilience. It aims to provide a comprehensive look at the family's role in the context of challenging behaviours, recognizing them as an integral part of the support network.

16:00

Session 8

"Multi-agency Approach to Challenging Behaviours"

This session will discuss the need for a multi-agency approach when dealing with challenging behaviours. It will emphasize the importance of collaboration between different sectors such as healthcare, education and local government for effective management of challenging behaviours.

16:20

Question & Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.

16:30

Chair's Closing Remarks and Conference Close

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Venue

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

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who will attend

  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Behavioural Therapist
  • Neurologist
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Mental Health Advocate
  • Family Support Worker
  • Researcher in Behavioural Science/Psychology
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Policy Advisor (Health and Social Care)
  • Health and Social Care Lawyer
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Academic (various disciplines - Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Education, Law, Social Policy, etc.)
  • Charity Worker (in a relevant field)
  • Tech Entrepreneur (in Health Tech, Assistive Technologies)
  • Local Government Official
  • Care Home Manager
  • University Student (in relevant fields)