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Evaluate the impact on an individual’s well-being of using reactive rather than proactive strategies

Reactive strategies are more likely to disrupt the well-being of an individual than proactive strategies because they are used after an instance of challenging behaviour has already begun, so the individual has to deal with the consequences. This can include feelings of regret, guilt or unresolved anger as well as tangible repercussions such as a member of staff no longer wanting to work with them, spending time in a police cell or having to pay for damages to property they have caused. In contrast, proactive strategies aim to prevent a situation developing into one where an individual displays challenging behaviour and avoid the consequences that may follow it.