PFI is an evidence-based programme that uses the positive behaviour support model to help parents and carers understand challenging behaviours.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is also included to look at how parents think and feel about their child’s challenging behaviour.
Parents collaboratively develop a behaviour support plan with the team that fits into their family life.
Research has found that when parents take part in the PFI programme they report less challenging behaviour and feel more able to implement strategies from behaviour support plans.
Additionally, parents and carers develop resilience skills and are better equipped to manage behaviours that challenge in the future.