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Sunny-side Up: Positive supports for persons with IDD who present challenging behavior

Dan Baker, Ph.D., NADD-CC

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Challenging behavior is common among people with IDD, and care providers often struggle to understand the nature of the challenging behavior and then find effective interventions. This interactive, one-day session will introduce the fundamental principles of positive behavior support, beginning with an examination of the reasons why challenging behavior may occur. Specific strategies to include a mental illness in a functional behavior assessment will be shared, which then will guide the creation of positive supports. Extra attention will be paid to mental wellness, including applied Positive Psychology interventions and instruction in stress management.  The day will conclude with presentation of a “Positive Supports Bag of Tricks.”

Earlier Event: June 23
DDS DMH Grand Rounds with Dr Deb Levy
Later Event: June 29
Foundations of Trauma