Hundreds of millions of disabled people around the world face colossal obstacles in their efforts to lead a meaningful life. Some of these obstacles can at times seem insurmountable when people also exhibit challenging behaviours.
Challenging behaviours such as aggression or self-injury may occur because a person feels bad, depressed, angry, frustrated, alone, isolated, or at times because a person is hurting, or doesn’t feel well physically. They can also occur when a person is uncomfortable with ambient noise, light, textures; or perhaps because a person’s basic needs such as sexual or security needs are not met. Challenging behaviours can also be caused by conditions such as epilepsy, trauma, as well as specific syndromes, or mental disorders. Challenging behaviours can be a way to communicate distress of some kind to caregivers: they are not inherent and they happen for a reason.
BCJP CONSULTING offers supports and advice to families, human services agencies and governments so that people with challenging behaviours can effectively be helped to overcome these obstacles. We use bio-psychosocial approaches with a view to help them achieve personal fulfillment. We help focus on the "whole" person.