For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) – It Starts with You! (10-20-2021)

OTAC Trainings · September 22, 2021


Session Description

“All behaviors communicate a need.” You’ve heard the saying, you know it’s true, and yet sometimes you might find yourself feeling burned out trying to put that knowledge into practice. This interactive training lets us take a step back and provides tools to better understand ourselves and our responses to those behaviors that are challenging. We will explore the goals of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and discover ways to build supports that align with those goals.

This training provides (virtual) space away from our day to day experiences so we can bring awareness to our thought patterns, reactions, and stress responses that are present when supporting others. This is a key foundation needed to help us respond with intention opposed to reacting to challenging behaviors.

Learning Objectives

During our time together we will learn:

    • a framework to understand behavior and the need(s) it is communicating
    • the overarching goals of PBS
    • tools to help us respond instead of reacting when someone is escalating or engaging in dangerous behaviors
    • strategies that support regulation of the nervous system and help people build new skills

Online Event Details

This is a live, instructor-led online training using Zoom.

Guest Instructor: Kelli Downey

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost: $30

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