Behavioural Support

What this page says

  • If you are eligible for CLBC support, you could receive Behavioural Support.
  • Behavioural support can help people when a particular behaviour they have is having a negative effect on their quality of life and on the lives of people around them.
  • Behavioural support is focused on addressing a specific behaviour within a certain amount of time.
  • You can ask your facilitator about Behavioural Support

For some people CLBC supports, getting help to change a behaviour can improve their quality of life and also increase their family’s ability to support them. Other times, it is important because without a change, the person, or those around them, might be at risk of harm.

Behaviour support addresses behaviours by working with the person and those around them to replace the behaviour with more positive social or communication skills. It focuses on understanding why certain behaviours occur and providing support for the person to learn positive behaviours in their place.

The kind and amount of support a person receives is based on the need for help in specific areas. You can click here to learn how CLBC makes decisions about funding supports.

Behavioural support is focused on addressing a specific behaviour within a certain amount of time. Accessing behavioural support can include meeting with a Behavioural Consultant and creating a Behaviour Support Plan.

If your family member’s behaviour creates a safety risk for you, for them or for others, a Safety Plan may also be created.

The benefits of behavioural support

Learning more positive social and communication skills through behaviour support can enhance people’s quality of life in a number of ways. It can:

  • Increase the safety of people and those around them
  • Enable people to participate and engage more in their communities
  • Improve people’s relationships

How do I access behavioural support?

If you have a family member and that person lives with you and you think that person needs behavioural support, then you should speak with your CLBC facilitator.

If you have not spoken with a CLBC facilitator before, then click here to learn about the process for getting CLBC supports, including finding out if you are eligible.

If the person that you are concerned about is served by a CLBC funded service (for example: staffed residential, shared living, community inclusion), then you should also contact your facilitator. They may then include the analyst or service provider in the discussion.

Talk to a facilitator about behavioural support

To talk with a CLBC facilitator about behavioural supports you may be eligible for, please contact your local CLBC office.

Click here to find your local office contact information.

Learn more

Watch this video from Dr. Pat Mirenda to learn more about Positive Behaviour Support:

For more information, click here to watch a series of videos on Positive Behaviour Support on CLBC’s YouTube channel.