Event Details:
Friday, March 13, 2015 - Saturday, March 14, 2015

12th International Conference for Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)

This conference has a strong focus on supporting families and features invited presentations on these topics. Many of the presentations across the three-day conference are presented in a family-friendly format. Invited sessions relevant to families are listed below.

Friday March 13th

8:30am Positive Behavior Support in the Context of Family Lives
Meme Hieneman and Sarah Fefer
The presenters will identify evidence-based practices in family-based behavioral support across various disciplines, and make a case for comprehensive, multi-tiered services, including family-wide support for those experiencing the most significant challenges.

10:00am Engaging Families in Positive Behavior Supports: Views from Both Sides of the Table
Howard Muscott
This presentation will discuss school and parent perspectives on barriers to engaging families in effective two-way engagement and describe examples of effective engagement that have promoted student, family and school success.

Saturday March 14th

Parenting with Positive Behavior Support: Resolving Behavioral challenges
Meme Hieneman and Sarah Fefer
Dr. Meme Hieneman is a consultant with Positive Behavior Support Applications, and former Research Director of the Positive Family Intervention Project at the University of South Florida. She has published a variety of articles, chapters, and books including “Parenting with Positive Behavior Support: A Practical Guide to Resolving Your Child’s Difficult Behavior.” This workshop is intended for parents and caregivers, as well as professionals who work with families.  It will guide participants through a practical, collaborative problem-solving process to identify possible function-based strategies for children.

For more information about the conference, or to register, please visit the APBS website here.

View a draft of the conference brochure here.

Other Family Oriented Sessions at APBS-Boston

Thursday Breakout  Sessions

Family-Centered transition planning for youth with autism spectrum disorders
David Hagner and colleagues

Ted Carr’s Legacy: Looking beyond the ABCs- Family System factors
Samara. Tetenbaum and colleagues

Twenty years of PBS research with families: Lessons learned and future directions
Joe Lucyshyn

Function-based intervention with e-coaching in reducing challenging behaviors during home visits
Angel Fettig and colleagues

Parents’ perceptions of the supports received for their children’s problem behaviors
Dean Schofield & Christopher Denning

Friday Breakout Sessions

Using Implementation Supports to promote durability of PBS interventions in natural settings
Shelly Clarke and colleagues

Developing family behavior support plans to reduce children’s disruptive behaviors at home
Adam Feinberg and colleagues

The powerful impact of families and diversity in school-based decision-making
Kimberli Breen and colleagues

Family and Community support framework
Jodie Soracco and colleagues