A policy template for addressing severe challenging behaviors in persons with intellectual disabilities

Townsend-White, Clare E. (2009). A policy template for addressing severe challenging behaviors in persons with intellectual disabilities. In: Matthew P. Janicki, Abstracts from the 2nd IASSID Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. IASSID 2nd Annual Asia Pacific Conference: Creating Possibilities for an Inclusive Society, Singapore, Singapore, (158-158). 24 – 27 June 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1741-1130.2009.00210.x


Author Townsend-White, Clare E.
Title of paper A policy template for addressing severe challenging behaviors in persons with intellectual disabilities
Conference name IASSID 2nd Annual Asia Pacific Conference: Creating Possibilities for an Inclusive Society
Conference location Singapore, Singapore
Conference dates 24 – 27 June 2009
Convener International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID)
Proceedings title Abstracts from the 2nd IASSID Asia-Pacific Regional Conference   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-1130.2009.00210.x
ISSN 1741-1122
1741-1130
Editor Matthew P. Janicki
Volume 6
Issue 2
Start page 158
End page 158
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Background Historically, community and service agency responses to people with intellectual disabilities (ID) who exhibit challenging behaviors have been inadequate, neglectful and/or abusive and lacking in scientific rigor. Consensus within the academic literature is that more adaptive behavior, increased quality of life, and normalized lifestyles can be achieved through a shift from institutions to community living combined with appropriate quality care, support, and increased options. Policies aimed at meeting the needs of people with these challenges must address a complex range of issues, including human rights, and a “whole of government” approach which ensures an array of accessible and effective cross-sectoral services across the life span. However, frameworks which identify the essential domains and elements of comprehensive ID policy remain limited.

Conclusions Comprehensive, evidence-based policy in the area of ID and severely challenging behavior has the capacity to achieve best-practice, evidence-based reform. The Template provides a framework for policy makers and researchers to conceptualize and develop essential policy domains, to consider the evidence required to inform these policy domains, and to formulate a comprehensive research agenda to ensure responsive longterm, comprehensive evidence-based intellectual disability policy.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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