Online Training-Mental Health

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The challenging behaviors of children with mental health concerns present both difficulties and opportunities for home and school. Through participation in this three-part interactive online instructional program, parents and caregivers will gain both competency and confidence in improving their child's behavior and serving as an ongoing advocate. They will actively develop written plans for immediate use.

Session One- The Family and Child
  • Helps you identify your child's strengths and weaknesses in relation to both a diagnosis and home environment
  • Assess your present skills in managing their child's behavior
  • Implement positive behavioral supports to address maladaptive behaviors

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Session Two – Family and School Collaboration
  • Understand the role of behavior in your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) and its relationship to intelligence
  • Advocate for the use of meaningful discipline at school rather than outright punishment
  • Use diplomacy to address issues relating to their child’s behavior at school
  • Assist school officials in conducting a Function Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to determine antecedents for understanding their child’s inappropriate school behavior
  • Participate with school officials in formulating a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) to determine strategies for redirecting their child’s inappropriate school behavior and rewarding improvement

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Session Three – Maintaining Behavior and Raising the Bar

Participants will be introduced to their ongoing role in maintaining behavior and build upon successes
Parents/caregivers will gain skills and knowledge to perform the following:
  • Assess the level of your child’s natural supports in the community
  • Identify new opportunities to create natural supports
  • Evaluate progress and set new bench marks for additional growth
  • Develop internal self-control for your child with less reliance on immediate rewards
  • Manage daily stress in productive ways
  • Give back to other parents who are beginning their journey to address behaviors
  • Plan for the future and the transition to adult living

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The online trainings are for informational purposes only. Advice on a specific behavioral or mental health issue should be sought by a licensed professional.
Supported in part by project H25 MC 00263 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services