Aggressive Behaviors

Description of Behavior

Aggressive behaviors are actions that are threatening or harmful and can be physical in nature (hitting, kicking, biting, grabbing people or things, throwing things) or verbal (screaming, cursing, making threats).

Why behavior might occur

Aggressive behaviors may be the result of a person having unmet needs and not being able to express them to staff, too much sensory stimulation, or frustration related to reliance on memory.

Responding to aggressive behaviors