Positive Behavior Support

Person-Centered Positive Behavior Support

Thank you for your interest in the Positive Behavior Support Intensive Training.  This free training is made available through funding provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota for the MN Person-Centered Change Projects (MPCCP).

Information about the Positive Behavior Support Training and Registration

Dates: July 11-12, August 22-23, and September 12-13 

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) refers to evidence-based strategies and tools that are used to increase a person’s quality of life and decrease problem behavior. These two goals are accomplished by changing social interactions, settings and events that may be associated with problematic behavior.

Four key elements of positive behavior include:

  • Valued Outcomes – interventions are person-centered and reflect culturally competent practices
  • Behavioral, Biomedical, and Mental Health Research – Psychological and medical fields inform   intervention efforts and are jointly considered with priority given to possible mental and physical health issues that contribute to problem behavior.
  • Validated Procedures – Evidence based and promising practices are evaluated to demonstrate effectiveness to ensure the highest quality practices.
  • Systems Change – The larger contexts in which a person lives are assessed and changes made to ensure that evidence-based practices are effective and sustainable.

Positive behavior support evolved from the field of applied behavior analysis and shares foundational principles based on the science of behavior. Positive behavior support can support a wide range of people from the very young to the elderly. Interventions used in positive behavior support vary based on each unique person, functioning level, disability type, social and communication strengths and limitations, and educational and sociocultural strengths and limitations. Larger systems change efforts must be implemented to ensure that individual positive behavior support plans will be effective and sustainable over time.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living at the Institute on Community Integration will be providing training designed to promote person-centered services and the use of positive supports such as positive behavior support. 

Two types of positive behavior support training are available:

Option 1: 6-Series Introduction to PBS and Systems Change  - Limited to 25 people

Option 2: 2-hour Positive Behavior Support Webinar - Available statewide, access to computer and internet required

Option 1: Introduction to PBS and Systems Change: This training involves 6 full days that are provided onsite in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The goal of the training is to introduce the main elements of positive behavior support and how systems change is used to prevent problem behavior. People participating in the onsite classes will attend the full day events in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, complete online activities, and present a systems change project for their organization.  

The dates/times/location of these trainings are:

  • Monday, July 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lafayette Training Room 1238
  • Tuesday, July 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Lafayette Training Room 1238
  • Monday, August 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lafayette Training Room 1232
  • Tuesday, August 23 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lafayette Training Room 1232
  • Monday, September 12 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lafayette Training Room 1240
  • Tuesday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lafayette Training Room 1240

Option 2: Positive Behavior Supports Webinar: The first 2 hours of every training day (from Option1) will be made available by webinar in order for people across the state to participate. Webinars held during the first 2 hours of each training day are intended for people interested in auditing the training and who are not expected to complete class activities or the systems change project.

PBS Training Session #1-Webinar - Introduction to PBS
Monday, July 11, 2016

9:00 am  |  Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)  |  2 hrs

 Completed - Link to archived webinar coming soon.

PBS Training Session #2 Webinar-Introduction to Person Centered Planning                                                                       

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

9:00 am  |  Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)  |  2 hrs

Completed - Link to archived webinar coming soon.


PBS Training Session # 3 Webinar-Person Centered Planning, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Positive Behavior Support

Monday, August 22, 2016

9:00 am, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
            Completed - Link to archived webinar coming soon.

For assistance
You can contact Erin Watts at:
flic0016@umn.edu


 PBS Training Session #4 Webinar- Support Strategies and Functions Associated with an Individual’s Problem Behavior. 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

9:00 am, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

                Completed - Link to archived webinar coming soon.

For assistance
You can contact Erin Watts at:
flic0016@umn.edu


PBS Training Session #5 Webinar- Positive Behavior Supports - Part 3 - Setting Events and Teaching New Behaviors

Monday, September 12, 2016

9:00 am, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

To join the online event:

1. Go to link for Webinar: https://umn.webex.com/umn/onstage/g.php?MTID=eccdb81e37d47aedab1f6f1dc49f489da

2. Click "Join Now" 

To join the audio conference only, call: 
Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada): (866) 282-7366
Conference code: 742 074 401
 
For assistance
You can contact Anab Guliad at:
gula0021@umn.edu

PBS Training Session #6 Webinar- Positive Behavior Supports - Part 4 - Implementing Universal Positive Behavior Support

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

9:00 am, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

To join the online event:

1. Go to the link for webinar:  https://umn.webex.com/umn/onstage/g.php?MTID=eee91684a64228d44abae43f8fe609beb 

2. Click "Join Now" 

To join the audio conference only, call: 

Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada): (866) 282-7366

Conference code: 749 972 879

For assistance
You can contact Anab Guliad at:
gula0021@umn.edu

To register for onsite and webinar sessions, please click here to register online.  Or if preferred, you can download the registration form  here and send via:

  • US Mail to Erin Watts, 150 Pillsbury Dr. S.E. 111E Pattee Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • Email to flic0016@umn.edu

NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THE ONSITE 6-SERIES INTRODUCTION TO PBS AND SYSTEMS CHANGE IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE.

For questions about the application process or training content, please contact Erin Watts at flic0016@umn.edu

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