Individuals with histories of behavior difficulties sometimes experience situations that trigger unsafe behavior. This course will cover some of the reasons why behavioral crises occur and how they escalate. Strategies for prevention, intervention, and de-escalation will be addressed as well.The goal of this educational program is to provide behavior analysts in clinical and community settings with the information needed to navigate the variables associated with behavioral crisis intervention and prevention. This training is offered independent of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board®.
This course is designed to meet Ethics CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: How Crises Occur
A Cautionary Tale
The Problem of Crises
Behaviors that Result in Crisis Situations
Section 3: The Crisis Escalation Cycle
Visual Representation of Crises
Crises Are Specific to the Individual
Mapping Intervention to Stages in the Crisis Cycle
The Impact of Early Intervention
Section 4: The Role of ABA in Crisis De-escalation
Operant Relations in Crisis Situations
Section 5: ABA-Based Prevention and Intervention
Use the Science
Functional Analysis and Crisis Escalation
Behavior Support Planning
Section 6: Intervention Packages
Professional Crisis Management
Haugland Behavior System
Crisis Prevention Institute
Section 7: Conclusion
Exam and BrainSparks
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Jennifer DeLeeuw
Jennifer DeLeeuw, M.S., is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with experience providing services in homes, schools, and the community. Jennifer has worked with individuals with emotional and behavioral disabilities, anxiety disorders, brain injuries, autism, and other developmental disabilities. Currently, Jennifer is the District Behaviorist for a school district. She specializes in the prevention and de-escalation of crisis behavior. As a Certified Crisis Instructor, Jennifer demonstrates expertise in managing individuals in crisis. Additionally, she provides others with the knowledge and skills needed to manage crisis situations Disclosure: Jennifer DeLeeuw has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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