Developing Function-Based Behavior Support Plans: The Role of the Social Worker

Solandy Forte, PhD, LCSW, LBA, BCBA-D
5 CECs

Monday, September 23, 2019
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Hartford Public Library, Rm 026 – use Arch St entrance

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Beginning to understand the functions of challenging behavior by conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment is just the first step to identifying potential interventions to ameliorate problem(s).  Developing a Behavior Support Plan that incorporates both antecedent and consequence interventions that are evidence-based is critical for the implementation of an effective treatment package.  In doing so, the clinician must also plan and allocate time for staff training and monitoring the effectiveness of interventions.

This seminar was created in response to feedback provided by participants who attended Dr. Forte’s previous workshop on The ABC’s of Functional Behavior Assessment. This presentation will discuss the role of social worker in the development of behavior support plans, implementation, and monitoring the fidelity of plans.

Participants should have a basic knowledge of functional behavior assessments.

At the conclusion of this seminar you will be able to:

  • identify at least 5 different antecedent strategies for preventing challenging behavior
  • define the basic principle of reinforcement
  • Identify at least 5 different management strategies for dealing with challenging behavior
  • develop a data collection system for monitoring effectiveness of plan