Managing Challenging Behaviors Focused Learning

 

This course is designed to help direct support professionals (DSPs) identify the underlying reasons for challenging behavior in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), to practice methods of preventing its occurrence, and respond appropriately when it occurs.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-IDD-0-MCBFL

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-MCBFL
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
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 .

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Learning Objectives

Section 2: Reasons for Aggressive Behavior
Supporting Tim
Managing Aggressive Behaviors
Why Aggression Happens
Sources of Aggression
Physical Discomfort
Dysfunctional Relationships
Dual Diagnoses
Summary

Section 3: Looking Out For Triggers
The “Last Straw”
Alternatives to Aggression
Jimmy
Summary

Section 4: Dealing with Aggressive Behaviors
Behavior Plans
Samantha’s Plan
Escalation and Response
De-Escalation Strategies
Managing in the Moment
Review
Tim
Meet Sandy
Summary

Section 5: Conclusion
Summary
Put Into Practice
References
Congratulations!

Instructor: 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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
F Tags:
F740, F741, F742, F743
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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Accommodations
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