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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Paper Session #250
CE Offered: BACB
Trauma-Informed Care and Behavior Analysis: It's More Than Just Awareness
Sunday, May 26, 2024
11:00 AM–11:25 AM
Marriott Downtown, Level 4, Franklin Hall 12-13
Area: CBM
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Chair: Ken Winn (Advanced Behavioral Resources)
CE Instructor: Ken Winn, M.S.
 

Trauma-Informed Care and Behavior Analysis: It's More Than Just Awareness

Domain: Service Delivery
KEN WINN (Advanced Behavioral Resources)
 
Abstract:

Trauma-informed Care has been an integral part of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in working with persons with disabilities since its inception. But it has not been as a hot a topic until recently. This presentation will discuss how trauma-informed care is an integral part (or should be) to a person-centered approach utilizing the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. We will explore the use of functional assessment and behavior intervention procedures from a trauma-informed lens, as well as how to train staff in this approach. We will also explore how to engage parents and caregivers as part of this approach. While many behavior analysis are aware of “trauma-informed care” or “trauma-assumed care”, there are many who dismiss the role of trauma in effective treatment and are not properly trained in what “trauma-informed care” really is. To make matters worse, some practitioners, given their lack of experience and training in “trauma-informed care” actually make the matters worse. This paper will seek to help practicing behavior analysts in understanding the role of trauma in treatment and how vital it is top seek mentorship and supervision with clients with trauma histories if they are new to this important area.

 
Target Audience:

This paper will seek to help practicing behavior analysts in understanding the role of trauma in treatment and how vital it is top seek mentorship and supervision with clients with trauma histories if they are new to this important area.

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of trauma in understanding the causes of behavioral issues in persons with disabilities. 2. Demonstrate how to include a trauma-informed approach in functional assessments and behavior intervention plans. 3. Demonstrate how to include an effective trauma-informed model in staff training for persons with disabilities. 4. Demonstrate how to involve parents/guardians and caregivers in an effective trauma-informed model for persons with disabilities.
 

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