Managing Behaviors in the Home Environment with Children that Display Aggression and Other Challenging Behaviors Part I & II Apr 18, May,2/2022
Foster Parent Training Program events are offered at no cost.
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM EST
Part I: April 18, 2022
Part II: May 2, 2022
Suzette Morrison, MS, BCBA, LBA
Registration Deadline is 4/17/22
About the Speaker: Suzette Morrison is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the human services and special education field. She holds a master’s degree in Special Education from McDaniel College in Maryland and a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Psychology in Washington, DC. She has worked in a variety of roles, including Behavior Analyst, Executive Director, and Consultant. She has mentored new behavior analysts and provided supervision to individuals who sought their behavior analyst credentials. She has taught parents in home and clinic settings how to work with their own children with special needs. She currently works as a Behavior Analyst providing services to children with severe physical aggression and self-injurious behaviors in an inpatient setting.
Suzette is a firm believer that all children can learn even with severe developmental and intellectual disabilities, and even with severe challenging behaviors. She is mom to three children including two boys with ADHD and has employed many of the practices she will be teaching. She has seen firsthand the transformation that can happen in the lives of children and their families when these principles are used.
About the Training: During Child Abuse & Autism Awareness Month we’d like to invite you to participant in a training entitled, “Managing Behaviors in the Home Environment with Children that Display Aggression and Other Challenging Behaviors.” During this two-part training, parents will learn skills needed to address behaviors that sometimes lead to foster care placement disruptions.
Part I: April 18, 2022 from 6:30pm- 8:30pm EST
Part II: May 2, 2022 from 6:30pm- 8:30pm EST
Child development research tells us that children need consistency, predictability, and attachment to a caring adult to thrive. This is especially true for children in foster care, who have experienced trauma leading up to and including removal from their home and community (Jones, A. et al., 2016). Children in out-of-home care need stable adult connections to support their well-being. These secure attachments can best be assured in stable placements that help young people transition in and out of care and into permanency without delay (Casey Family Programs, 2022).
Children’s behavioral challenges are often cited among the main reasons for placement disruption. During this workshop, parents will learn evidence-based practices to help manage aggressive and challenging behaviors. More specifically,
During Part I: 4/18/22 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST
- Participants will be able to identify behaviors typically associated with autism and ADHD.
- Participants will be able to make challenging behaviors irrelevant by identifying 3 strategies to prevent challenging behaviors.
- Participants will be able to identify how to increase the behaviors they want to see more of in their child and home.
During Part II: May 2, 2022 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST
- Participants will be able make challenging behaviors ineffective by identifying 3 strategies to decrease challenging behaviors.
- Participants will learn to implement strategies known to be effective in reducing challenging behaviors.
- Participants will learn how to access services relative to addressing mental or behavioral needs.
During this workshop parents will learn to manage behaviors in the home environment with children that display aggression and other challenging behaviors in efforts to increase resiliency and placement stability. This event is approved for 2 hours each session for ongoing, elective training credit for Kentucky foster parents. Though these trainings are delivered virtually, these trainings do fulfill the face-to-face, group setting requirement. A reliable internet connection and computer/ smartphone with webcam are required.
If you have any questions, please contact Carla Jordan, TRC Training Specialist, at Carla.Jordan@uky.edu or 1-833-859-3278 (1-833-UKY-FAST).