Family Services

Positive Behavior Support-Nevada (PBS-NV) is funded by Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services, Fund for Healthy Nevada and Aging and Disability Services Division.

PBS-NV is a Network of professionals, parents and community members that are trying to build a sustainable culture Happy-Family who value and implement quality positive behavior supports. We are committed to developing and implementing support plans for people with disabilities and challenging behavior that include functional assessment and function-based intervention. These plans must also be developed in a respectful, values-based manner while attempting to maintain a balance between contextual fit and empirically validated treatment. All of these features are necessary for measurable and sustainable change in the challenging behaviors and quality of life for persons with disabilities.

PBS-NV provides trainings, technical support and consultation services to families, agencies, and schools.  Our services build capacity in family members, professionals, and care providers supporting individuals with challenging behavior.  PBS-NV also offers in-service presentations to groups or organizations, available upon request.  All services are individualized to meet the unique needs of those requesting our support.

PBS uses a tiered model of support so families are able to select services at the appropriate level.  We have listed our current workshops below.

Tier 1

imgresTier 1 conthappy-family (1)ains universal strategies, which are appropriate for all families and children of all ages.

Our Tier 1 curriculum is Positive Parenting, based on The Power of Positive Parenting by Glen Latham.  This curriculum focuses on strategies to prevent problem behavior and create a more positive environment.

Positive Parenting includes three two-hour workshops and three one-hour private consultations.  This workshop is not currently on our training calendar, however it is offered through our customized training program.

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Click HERE to check our training calendar.

Click HERE to request this training if it is not currently on our training calendar.

Tier 2

Tier 2 contains targeted strategies for specific behavioral concerns.  At this tier, we offer four different workshops.

Each wfamilyorkshop is 2.5 hours long, followed by a one hour private consultation.  The cost for each workshop+consultation is $10, however we do provide a sliding scale based on current poverty guidelines.

 

The workshops at Tier 2 are as follows:

PottyPotty Pros: A workshop for parents of children ages 2-10 who have attempted toilet training with little to no success.

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Picky Eaters: A workshop designed for parents of children ages 2-18 who have difficulty getting their child to eat a variety of nutritional foods.

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Effective Communication: A workshop for parents and support staff of individuals who have difficulty communicating and who currently or may be likely to engage in challenging behavior as a result.

 

RouRoutinestines and Transitions: A workshop for parents and support staff of individuals who have difficulty transitioning from one activity to another or who have a hard time ending one activity or starting another activity.

 

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Click HERE to check our training calendar.

Click HERE to request a training if it is not currently on our training calendar.

Tier 3

Tier 3 contains individualized, function-based strategies.  At this tier, we offer one workshop: Addressing Challenging Behavior.

Addressing Challenging Behavior includes five 2.5-hour workshops and five one-hour pACBrivate consultations.  The cost for this workshop is $50, however, we do provide a sliding scale based on poverty guidelines.

In Addressing Challenging Behavior, consultant will help families assess their child’s problem behavior, then assist in the development of a complete behavior plan that families will be able to implement.

happy-siblings1Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE to check our training calendar.

Click HERE to request this training if it is not currently on our training calendar.

 

 

Click HERE to read some feedback from parents and caregivers who have taken our workshops.

 

Questions?

If you would like assistance in selecting a workshop based on your individual needs, or if you have questions regarding our services, please contact the training coordinator in your area:

Reno/Sparks/Tahoe (and surrounding areas): Christine O’Flaherty (775) 682-9068, christineo@unr.edu

Elko (and surrounding areas): Jocelyn Whitworth (775) 340-2618, jwhitwor@ecsdnv.net

Las Vegas (and surrounding areas): Flo LaRoy (702) 219-6127, flaroy@unr.edu

 

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