Based on the principles of positive behavior support (PBS), the Family HOPE program (happiness-optimism-promise-excellence) offers support and encouragement for families of children with behavioral issues. The principles outlined are especially useful when a child’s behavior is disability related but are universal and helpful in reducing stress and improving the quality of life in any family.
Gives helping professionals background on family stress, the challenges and role of siblings in behavior change, and PBS. It also includes weekly home visit agendas for working with families individually and step-by-step instructions for teaching Family HOPE principles in parent groups. Reproducible forms are included in the text and on the accompanying CD.
- What Is Family HOPE?
- Who Is It For?
- What Is Included?
- How Can the Parent Handbook and Program Guide Be Used?
Chapter 1—Positive Behavior Support
- What Is PBS for Families?
- Why Does It Work?
- How Does It Work?
- What Is Positive Reinforcement?
- What Is Praise?
- What Are Negative Consequences?
- Every Family Has a Story
- How Do Families Experience Grief?
- How Do Families Experience Stress?
- What Is the Therapeutic Power of Kindness?
- When Are Parents Successful?
- What Unique Challenges Do Siblings Face?
- How Do Siblings Adapt?
- How Are Siblings Involved in Family HOPE?
- What Are Some Helpful Resources?
Appendix A—Weekly Home-Visit Agendas
Appendix B—Weekly Parent Group Lesson Plans
Appendix C—Program Forms
- Family HOPE Vocabulary
- Family Story Interview
- Problem Behavior Identification
- How Often Does the Behavior Occur in a Week? Measuring Frequency (Hourly Totals)
- How Often Does the Behavior Occur in a Week? Measuring Frequency (Bar Graph)
- How Long Does the Behavior Last? Measuring Duration (Hourly Totals)
- Behavior Motivation Scale
- ABC Chart
- Functional Behavior Assessment
- Behavior Plan: Part 1
- Positive Reinforcement and Negative Consequences
- Behavior Plan: Part 2
- Certificate of Completion
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