Families

Families

-Content Expert: Dr. Sarah Fefer

It is important to acknowledge that family-focused PBS has the same core features as any other application.  These features include collaboration; individualized assessment-based intervention; proactive, educational, and functional support strategies; systems-level approaches that are focused on improving quality of life, and data-based decision making.

Parenting Special Needs Magazine

A one of a kind free, interactive, multi-medial online, mobile-friendly publication serving the special needs community.  The magazine features:

  • Articles you can listen to
  • Read text and tips
  • Watch videos
  • Get connecting with links

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Positive Behavior Support Basics in the Family Home
Positive Strategies to Respond to Problem Behavior
Problem Behavior Prevention and Prompting Positive Behavior
Resources to Support Parent Needs
Teaching Children Skills
Using PBS to Improve Routines

In this section you will find general resources on PBS within family lives, training resources for parents, and tools and guides. Expand the options below to access the resources on this page.

Organizations for Supporting Parents
  • APBS Families Page.  Resources for families including “Getting Started” document, articles, and stories from the field (free).
  • PACER Center Champions for children with disabilities - A web resource with various publications on education and parental rights.  Many free PDF documents available and some items available for purchase (free and for purchase).
  • Zero to Three - An organization dedicated to the early years and successful parenting.  Multiple learning resources for positive parenting available (free).
Practical Learning Resources for Parents
Tools for Parents to use to Support their Child/Children
Webinars for Parents
  • Practiced Routines PBS Parent Training VideosHieneman/Trifoia.  Free videos on watching and recording behavior, identifying patterns, proactive strategies, teaching skills, and managing consequences.
  • Positive Partnerships offers a wide range of recorded webinars for parents of children with Autism.  These webinars are free to access and can be accessed on demand.

Learn more how PBS can replace more punitive discipline practices for families in this brochure.

Check out this video about supporting families having to do distance learning from the San Juan Unified School District.

Click the website link to access a number of resources for planning and implementation.

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