positive behavior support Celebrating 30 years

While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our services to West Virginia families will continue via telehealth. All interactions will be conducted remotely via phone, email, or video conferencing. In person trainings are being revised and some will be offered remotely with prior registration. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Phone: 855-558-4296
Email: pbs@hsc.wvu.edu

Support Report

Download a copy of the Winter 2020 Support Report (PDF)

Calming the crisis: defusing challenging behavior

Challenging behavior is often the expression of an unmet need, and in many instances that need is for control, empathy or an environmental change (Tanwar, Lloyd, & Julies, 2016). Recognizing the signals of an individual escalating allows for intervention before the situation reaches a crisis point. Intervening early can potentially keep the situation from escalating to the individual exhibiting challenging behaviors.

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