Positive Behavior Support Project
Building the capacity of those who support individuals with challenging behavior who have developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and co-existing disorders is the primary focus of the PBS Project. We primarily accomplish capacity building through training and continuing education opportunities, technical assistance, and mentoring. Additionally, we offer short-term consultation to a very limited number of individuals statewide and person centered planning to families who need help addressing challenging behavior or defining long-term goals.
What is PBS?
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is an inclusive approach for teaching new skills to replace challenging behaviors and redesigning the living environment to enhance an individual's quality of life. PBS operates from a person-centered values base, allowing the participant to guide team decisions about their lives. This approach is positive, proactive, and focuses on preventing challenging behaviors before they occur. PBS utilizes information from functional behavioral assessments to develop behavior support plans for individuals who have challenging behaviors.
The Positive Behavior Support Project is funded through a grant with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities.