Top strategies to reduce challenging behaviours

August 3, 2021 -- COVID-19 is having a negative impact on Canadians’ mental health, with many seeing their stress levels double since the onset of the pandemic, according to CAMH (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). 

Behaviour is a common outlet for mental health concerns. Aptus’ Clinical Team, in partnership with Mackenzie Health Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences, has created a Tips Guide for parents and professionals, including recommended strategies, such as “Pairing,” which are commonly used in Behaviour Therapy. 

Featured resources

Tips Guide  (version française
This guide includes strategies used in Behaviour Therapy. A series of characters is used to demonstrate how different strategies might be applicable in environments such as a classroom, a retirement home and a family’s apartment. 

Introduction to Reinforcement:  (version française)
Power of Choice:  (version française)
How to Offer a Visual Schedule:  (version française

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We welcome you to share any of these resources. The creation of these resources was funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services French Language Services. Please share any feedback by emailing [email protected].