Based on the principles of positive behavior support (PBS), the Family Hope program offers support and encouragement for families of children with challenging behavior. The principles outlined are universal and helpful in any family but are especially useful when a child’s behavior is disability related. The ultimate program goal is reduced stress and an improved quality of life for the entire family.
In easy-to-understand language, the Parent Handbook presents seven steps for changing child behavior based on PBS principles. These steps help families adjust to environmental variables, create a behavior intervention plan,and measure behavior to strengthen more positive, alternative behaviors.
Grade level/age: Principles apply to all ages; however, content applies most directly to children through elementary grades and older children with disabilities.