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Positive Behavior Support Project Referrals

Because the primary focus of the PBS Project is building capacity through training and technical assistance, we are only able to accept a very limited number of referrals for short-term consultation statewide.  Referrals may be initiated by any concerned individual (service coordinator, individual, guardian, educator, or service provider); however the Positive Behavior Support Project must receive written consent from the individual or guardian prior to the initiation of consultative services. Those requesting services should be committed to improving support services and the quality of life of the participating individual.

A referral for consultation needs to take into consideration the following: 

  1. The PBS Project is open to individuals who have a developmental disability, traumatic brain injury, or co-existing disorder (i.e. developmental disorders and mental health challenges) and are engaging in challenging behavior that is dangerous or life threatening.
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  3. Services offered are short term (typically 3 – 5 months); the caregiver and team are responsible for carrying out recommendations.
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  5. The PBS Project requires caregivers to:    
           
    1. Be present at all times during scheduled appointments
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    3. Maintain ongoing timely communication
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    5. Provide information on the behavior of concern
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    7. Collect data on target behavior(s)
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    9. Carry out recommendations
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    To make a referral or request services, contact us at 855-558-4296 or PBS@hsc.wvu.edu.