positive behavior support

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Upcoming Trainings

Implementing Trauma Informed Positive Behavior Support (TIPBS)

August 5, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This free two-hour webinar provides participants with ideas on how to implement Positive Behavior Support techniques with people who have experienced trauma. Participants will learn about creating interventions by writing a trauma informed PBS plan for themselves. Discussion will be centered on different approaches to looking at behavior through a trauma-informed lens.

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PBS for Parents

Free - Please use the link below

An overview of positive behavior support philosophies, including ways to encourage good behavior. https://sole.hsc.wvu.edu//Public/SelfEnroll/5430


PBS provides trainings to build the skills and capacity to better serve individuals with challenging behaviors and improve their quality of life.

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Please find the table below for information on all of our upcoming trainings for the year.

Training Description Objectives Dates and Time
Implementing Trauma Informed Positive Behavior Support
(Trauma Informed PBS)
Participants will learn about how to create interventions by writing a trauma informed PBS plan for themselves. Recognize the impact of trauma on emotional and behavioral functioning and survival mechanisms.

List ways to implement trauma informed positive behavior support.

Identify how to create a functionally equivalent replacement behavior.

List ways to improve quality of life.

Develop ways to create individualized positive behavior support interventions.
Jan 14th 2021 (10a – noon)

Feb 4th 2021 (1p - 3p)

Mar 16th 2021 (10a -noon)

April 8th 2021 (1p – 3p)

May 6th 2021 (10a – noon)

June 3rd 2021 (1p – 3p)

July 13th 2021 (10a – noon)

Aug 5th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Sept 2nd 2021 (10a – noon)

Oct 5th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Nov 4th 2021 (10a – noon)

Dec 9th 2021 (10a – noon)
Trauma 101 An overview of trauma and how it affects the brain, our survival reactions and how to build resiliency. Identify sources of potential trauma and complex trauma for individuals served by child serving systems.

Recognize the impact of trauma on emotional and behavioral functioning

Describe principles of trauma-informed systems.

List ways to provide trauma informed care.
Jan 26th 2021 (2p – 4p)

Mar 4th 2021 (10a – noon)

May 27th 2021 (10a – noon)

Jul 22nd 2021 (10a – noon)

Sep 16th 2021 (10a – noon)

Nov 11th (10a – 12:00)
De-Escalation Techniques for First Responders A discussion on how to interact with someone when they are angry to help de-escalate them. Differentiate between compassion fatigue and being burned-out.

Discuss how stress and anger impacts us and the negative consequences.

Examine the S.T.E.P program.

Recognize a power struggle and ways to avoid it.

Understand the risks of restraints

List positive reactive strategies

Identify ways to effectively de-escalate a situation
Feb 23rd 2021 (1p – 3p)

Mar 23rd 2021 (10a – noon)

May 18th 2021 (2p – 4p)

June 10th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Aug 24th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Sep 23rd 2021 (10a – noon)

Oct 19th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Nov 18th 2021 (10a – noon)
Increasing Quality of Life An interactive training incorporating the 8 dimensions of wellness and finding internal motivators to help others improve their quality of life. Define the quantitative versus qualitative measures to assess quality of life

Examine different aspects that contribute to someone’s overall quality of life

Give examples of quality of life interventions
Apr 20th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Jul 27th 2021 (10a – noon)

Oct 26th 2021 (1p – 3p)
MAPs (Making Action Plans) Webinar A course on facilitating person-centered planning tools to help people create an action plan to help reach their dreams. The MAP process along with other specific tools will be discussed. Explain at least three of the values on which person-centered planning is based.

Identify the steps involved in each of the person-centered planning tools: Circle of Support, MAP, and PATH.

Utilize person-centered planning techniques to involve individuals in planning for services and integration into community settings.

Provide instruction and techniques to empower individuals and their teams in developing goals, identifying needs, and generating action plans.
Feb 11th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Apr 15th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Jun 15th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Aug 17th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Oct 14th 2021 (1p – 3p)

Dec 16th 2021 (10a – noon)
PBS for Parents – webinar format An overview of positive behavior support philosophies, including ways to encourage good behavior. Understand general philosophies of Positive Behavior Support.

Find ways to teach replacement behaviors, in a strength-based way, to serve the same need as the problem behavior.

Discuss ways to reinforce and promote good behavior.
1 -1.5 hours

WVU SOLE Online Learning Platform
PBS Overview A facilitators guide including activities to give an overview of positive behavior support. 2-3 hours

WV APBS (Association for Positive Behavior Support) Training Materials

WVU CED Direct Care PBS Overview Train the Trainer Materials
As needed

Materials provided for self-study upon request