Helping Parents with Challenging Children Positive Family Intervention Facilitator Guide

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Oxford University Press, Mar 14, 2008 - Psychology - 144 pages
Challenging behavior, while common, can have a significant negative impact on the lives of children and their families. A child's behavior problems can exacerbate developmental setbacks and disrupt overall family functioning. Furthermore, families of children with behavior problems are often at risk for drop out of intervention programs. This facilitator guide, along with the corresponding workbook, aims to assist parents who have difficulty completing parent training and implementing interventions. It uses a fresh and resourceful approach, combining principles of applied behavior analysis, tools of positive behavior support (PBS), and cognitive restructuring techniques. Parents begin be gathering information about what sets off their child's problem behavior, as well as what their child gets or avoids from misbehaving. They then learn strategies to prevent problems, manage consequences, and teach their child skills. A behavior support plan is designed that fits the family's needs and goals. Once the plan is put into place, it is monitored for effectiveness and adapted as necessary. Throughout the program, parents practice positive thinking skills, which can enhance their parenting abilities. This guide gives detailed instructions for conducting the optimism training and steering parents through the PBS process. The parent workbook provides assessment tools and forms to help the family carry out the intervention steps and track progress. The positive family intervention program may be useful for a variety of behavior problems and in conjunction with treatment for other disorders. It can be used with a range of ages and family situations. Facilitators working with families of children with challenging behavior will find this an invaluable guide.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introductory Information for Facilitators
1
Chapter 2 Identification and Assessment of Challenging Behavior
15
Introduction and Goal Setting
21
Gathering Information
39
Analysis and Plan Design
53
Preventing Problems
63
Managing Consequences
75
Replacing Behavior
83
Putting the Behavior Support Plan in Place
93
Monitoring Results and Wrapup
107
PBS Resources
115
References
125
About the Authors
133
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