Addressing Challenging Behaviors
This training will explore many aspects of
challenging behaviors displayed by persons with
Intellectual Developmental Disabilities and Related
Conditions. Participants will learn about the
function of challenging behaviors and how to
match interventions to the identified function.
Intervention training will include interaction
styles, proactive strategies, reactive strategies
and methods for maintaining safety.
Why Behaviors Happen
exhibit behaviors, whether they are desirable or undesirable to others.
training session explores the several factors that affect our behaviors and the
behaviors of the people we work with.
The session explains the functions of
behaviors and why specific behaviors are used to serve those functions.
group will discuss several of the common deficits that people with
disabilities and how they contribute to problem behaviors.
This session will
give the learners a good understanding of what they do and do not have control
of in regards to the behaviors of the people they provide services to.
Effects of Mental Health in People with
This session explores the impact that mental
health issues have on the thought processes and behaviors of people with
intellectual developmental disabilities.
The instructor will explain the symptoms and
complications of mental health disorders such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder,
Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorder, and Personality Disorders.
Effects of Grief and Loss in People with
Feelings of grief or loss are powerful emotions
that can often affect the behaviors of the people that we are serving.
session will present ways to look for warning signs that caregivers can look
for; and ideas of how they can provide support.
The Impact of Medical Complications on Problem
Medical problems are often overlooked when
caregivers search for answers to why a person is exhibiting undesirable
This session explains several common medical complications and
how they can often contribute to problem behaviors.
The group will learn the
signs and symptoms of medical problems to look for; and how to efficiently
efficient way to deal with problem behaviors is to prevent them from even
This session will explore proactive strategies that caregivers can
use to encourage desirable behaviors and ward off the ones that are undesirable.
Some of the strategies to be discussed will include:
- Positive Behavior Momentum
- Differential reinforcement
- Reinforcement programs
- Ways to say "no"
- Strategies for increased compliance
- Antecedent control
will take an in-depth look at the use of reinforcement programs for behavior
The instructor will discuss the several different types of
reinforcements, implementation schedules, strategies, and materials that can be
used for these programs.
Creating a Behavior-Friendly Environment
People do not behave in a vacuum. Our behaviors are greatly affected by the
environment around us.
This session will look at how factors in a person's
physical and social environment affect the way that they behave.
instructor will also discuss how caregivers can change the environment in a
person's home, work, school, and community in a way to provide greater supports.
De-escalating Problem Behaviors
Dealing with individuals who are agitated can be troublesome and dangerous.
This session will explore strategies to help the agitated individual regain
control and calm down while keeping everyone's safety in mind.
- Breaking the behavior cycle
- Minimizing emotional response
- Active listening
- Calming strategies
- Giving space
Charting and Data Tracking
session takes a more in-depth look at charting behaviors.
- Types of charting
- Charting materials
- Using data
- Staff training
Functional Behavior Assessments
behaviors serve a function; and the start of behavior management is determining
the function of the behaviors.
This session will teach caregivers how to
gather information through interviews, observations, and charting to determine
the functions that specific behaviors are serving.
between staff and the people that they serve can get complicated. Without
balanced, professional boundaries, behavioral, ethical, and legal issues can
This session will discuss:
- Categories of relationships
- Why people with D.D. are vulnerable to boundary violations
- Why caregivers are vulnerable to boundary violations
- Categories of boundary violations
- Dangers of crossing boundaries
- Preventative strategies
A Case Manager's Guide to Behaviors
This session provides valuable information that is specific to county case
managers with clients with developmental disabilities and behavior problems.
This session will discuss:
- Why behaviors happen
- Warning signs to potential behavioral problems
- Questions to ask the caregivers
- Building a plan for success
- Resources for help
Training Available Include:
(Includes data colletion)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
How Medical Conditions
Mimic Psychiatric Conditions
Developmental Disabilities, & Syndromes
We will be happy to develop a training program for your organization's
The cost of the training is $175 per each hour that is
taught up to 25 people and $225 per each hour for larger groups. The amount will
be billed directly to the agency.
There is no charge to Parent Support
For questions, or to set up your staff training, please call: