Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Panel #225
Interactive Video Technology: Delivering Effective Behavior Analytic Services to Project 12-Ways Families-Rural Victims of Abuse and Neglect and Foster Care Children
Sunday, May 29, 2005
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Lake Huron (8th floor)
Area: CSE; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Lucas Baker (CNow)
BRANDON F. GREENE (Project 12-Ways)
MAIRI MCALLISTER (Project 12-Ways, Southern Illinois University)
Abstract: Delivering clinical services to individuals in rural settings, particularly with victims of abuse and neglect and children in foster care has never been an easy of effective task. However, at no other point in time has the task been more complex and daunting. First the sheer number of individuals in such settings continues to rise dramatically, while professional resources are stretched too thin, in number of professionals available, and the physical and logistical difficulty in getting services to all in need. Interactive video technology provides a effective and efficient means of getting such clinical and behavior analytic services to those in need. It’s instantaneous, eliminates the need for costly travel time, and can be immediately available in time of crisis. This project evaluated the effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of a number of very specialized and individualized behavioral analytic services to families with victim of abuse of abuse and neglect, living in very rural and widely dispersed homes. Data will be presented describing the effectiveness, and particularly the efficiency in delivering these specialized behavioral services to these rural and difficult to reach families. Importantly, formal and informal observations will be interactively discussed about such equally important issues as getting such technology into rural homes, the acceptability of such technology by the families, and the surprising insights into clinical issues that such instantaneous and quickly responsive technology provided.



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