Phases of Capacity Training

In discussion with their executive and CBI Consultants, service providers interested in engaging in the PBS Capacity Training start with the following steps:

  • Identify and selects PBS team members

  • Work out any logistical issues to participating in the training

  • Choose dates and the best delivery model of training

  • Select up to 8 focus individuals

  • Invite others to the training who provide direct support to the individual

Schedule and Delivery Model Options:

  • 1 day of training with a two week gap for the PBS Team to complete protocols and receive feedback then 2 days of training or;
  • 1 day of training, each month for 3 months (1 month break in between session to practice FBAs and implement some strategies);
  • 2 days of training with a gap long enough to complete protocols, receive feedback and implement some strategies.

Phase One is 21 hours (3 full days) of training in positive behavior support with the service provider’s PBS Team.  During and following the formal training, service providers who are formally engaged in capacity building have access to a qualified CBI Behaviour Consultant who takes on the role of a mentor for the PBS Team members.

The 3 day training covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support
  • Developing a Personal Profile
  • Completing a Functional Behaviour Assessment
  • Identifying Setting Event Support Strategies
  • Identifying Antecedent Support Strategies
  • Identifying & Teaching Replacement Behaviours
  • Identifying Consequence Strategies
Concluding Phase One Training, ongoing meetings between the service provider PBS team and the qualified CBI consultant take place.

Outcomes of Completing Phase One:

  • Completed Personal Profile(s)
  • Completed Functional Behaviour Assessment(s)
  • Completed Behaviour Support Plan(s)
  • The service provider’s PBS team is trained and has the ability, with the mentorship of the CBI Consultant, to complete functional behaviour assessments and develop behaviour support plans for individuals who have difficult/unconstructive or serious behaviours.
  • The service provider’s PBS team, with the mentorship of the CBI Consultant, has the capacity to provide agency-wide introductory training in positive behaviour support and foundational PBS strategies.

Training is best provided to teams supporting an individual. In order to have sufficient one-on-one guidance and feedback from the CBI Trainer it is recommended that 8 or so “focus individuals “be chosen for the capacity training. Each focus individual chosen ideally has a team of staff from the service provider working together to complete the functional behaviour assessment and develop a behavior support plan. Teams for training would be a senior team leader who would be part of an identified PBS team, as well as key workers or caregivers who work directly with the focus person.

For a detailed day by day breakdown of the curriculum please download our capacity training brochure:  Download Brochure

For the detailed breakdown of the online training portion of the curriculum, please click on the button to the right.

Phase Two is optional depending on the needs of the service provider and is a highly individualized.

CBI created this two-module training designed for all care providers in an agency.  This training is meant to increase direct care provider’s knowledge about PBS, FBA, and the three most basic foundational support strategies. This training is also meant to support direct care providers who are skeptical or reluctant about PBS and FBA to gain insight about the benefits of looking at behaviour from a communication perspective and the benefits of implementing the three strategies listed on the next tab.

Upon completion of Phase One training your CBI Behaviour Consultant meets with the PBS Team to determine how best to deliver Phase Two.

The service provider PBS Team, with the mentorship of the CBI consultant, can provide training in:

  • Positive Behaviour Support (understanding personal profile, function of behaviour, competing pathways and a behaviour support plan). 3 hours of training time.
  • Support strategies (3 hours of training time)
    •  Lifestyle Development: Getting a Life
    •  Increased Choice: Providing choice-making opportunities
    •  Scheduling: Building a visual scheduling system
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