Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #492
CE Offered: BACB
Diversity submission Servicing a Minority Cultural Group as a Black Business Owner
Monday, May 30, 2022
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 252A
Area: DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Arthur Hairston, M.Ed.
Chair: Arthur Hairston (North Florida Behavior Consultants )
SHAWN CAPELL (Covenant 15:16 LLC)
VANESSA BETHEA-MILLER (Bethea-Miller Behavioral Consulting)

Black Americans have disproportionately been excluded throughout the history of the US. Being a Black business owner comes with various challenges, but when servicing a minority cultural group even more unique challenges arise. As the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) grows so does the need for services to disadvantaged communities such as the Black American community. The stigma paired to mental health within the Black American community has been a long-documented struggle. During these times of Covid-19 the need for ABA within households has increased, but there continues to be a mistrust with the science of ABA within the Black American community. Being a black business owner and servicing a minority cultural group has its pros and cons that should be detailed and offered with solutions to help better service the minority cultural group. During this panel, panelist who are all Black business owners will discuss: · Challenges that have arose when servicing a minority cultural group · Breaking down the steps for effective communication for parent training · Solutions to increasing ABA services within minority cultural groups · Challenges minority business owners face

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Target audience is for Intermediate to advance ABA practitioners who currently run, thinking of, or wanting to know more information about servicing clients who are a minority. Using the Principles of ABA and designing behavior skills programs to increase success in our individual practices will be covered.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1. Know the challenges faced as a black business owner servicing minority cultural group. 2. Know how to effectively communicate to parents during parent training. 3. Know solutions to increasing ABA services within minority cultural groups.
Keyword(s): Business Ownership, Leadership, Minority



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