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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W29
CE Offered: BACB
Train the Trainer: Skills for Behavioral Staff Working With Caregivers
Friday, May 24, 2019
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich B
Area: OBM/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Janet L. Montgomery, M.S.
JANET L. MONTGOMERY (ABA Technologies/Florida Tech), EVETTE A. BERARDI-COX (ABA Technologies; Florida Tech)
Description: While behavior practitioners are specifically trained in applying behavioral principles with client behavior, they often need additional training to train caregivers to apply these same principles with their children. This behavioral staff training workshop will provide tools for staff to provide to caregivers, consisting of specific behavioral skills and strategies based on Glenn Latham’s work, The Power of Positive Parenting (1994). This staff training includes common parenting problems, how to avoid them, and two caregiver tools. Attendees will participate in small groups while learning evidence-based skills. Participants will practice identifying applicable tools to scenarios. The workshop will be taught via lecture and Behavior Skills Training. This workshop is based on the Behavior Analysis Services Program which was funded by yearly grants in the Florida Child Welfare system from 2001 – 2008 with the lead author as one of the curriculum contributors.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Teach caregivers to identify common caregiver behaviors that result in ineffective outcomes. (2) Describe and teach the first two foundational behavioral caregiver tools taught in caregiver training sessions. (3) Given a scenario, be able to identify the specific caregiver behavioral tool that applies. (4) Implement the behavior skill training strategies used to train caregivers.
Activities: The workshop will include a lecture with presentation slides followed by specific skill instruction, modeling, rehearsal, and feedback with active individual participation in small groups. Supplemental handouts including skill checklists will also be provided.
Audience: Intermediate
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): caregiver training, parent training, parenting tools, staff training



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