National Behavioural Support Systems
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The National Behavioural Support Systems (BSS) community of practice consists of approximately 30 leaders in seniors mental health and dementia representing almost all provinces and territories. This community of practice has been engaging in a series of knowledge exchange opportunities since June, 2010. These exchanges are aimed at connecting people, knowledge and resources related to behavioural support systems to better understand the complexities of the systems of support required for persons and caregivers experiencing responsive behaviours associated with mental health, dementia or other neurological conditions.
To-date, this group of leaders have identified guiding principles, key components of behavioural support systems and are currently working on a set of practical recommended guidelines for decision makers to consider when developing these systems of support locally, provincially or nationally. If you are interested in learning more about the BSS community of practice, or if you would like to get involved, let us know by contacting the knowledge broker!