Course Code: REL-IDD-0-MCBFL
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Identify reasons for aggressive behavior in persons with IDD.
React appropriately to specific triggers in order to prevent or reduce aggressive behavior.
Demonstrate methods of de-escalating aggressive behavior .
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Reasons for Aggressive Behavior
Managing Aggressive Behaviors
Why Aggression Happens
Sources of Aggression
Section 3: Looking Out For Triggers
The “Last Straw”
Alternatives to Aggression
Section 4: Dealing with Aggressive Behaviors
Escalation and Response
Managing in the Moment
Section 5: Conclusion
Put Into Practice
Bruce Davis, MS, PhD
Bruce Davis, Ph.D. is the Director of Behavioral and Psychological Services for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). He has 27 years of experience providing services to persons with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health disorders. He is a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Davis has served as Regional Behavior Analysis Director for DIDD and was also Director of TN-START, a model crisis intervention program for persons with co-occurring disorders. He has also worked as an Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry and directed the Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Clinic supported by the Merck Fund. Dr. Davis is a past President of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis and served as President of TN-NADD (an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs) from 2005 to 2008 and 2011 to present. In the interim, he served as a TN-NADD Board Member and is an active member of the NADD organization.
Disclosure: Bruce Davis, MS, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
F740, F741, F742, F743
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