The Clinical Department offers Behavior Support Services to individuals with challenging behaviors. Individuals that reside in Residential Group Homes, or attend CPS (Community Participation Services), can receive Behavioral Support Services. When identified, the BSS (Behavioral Support Specialist) develops a functional behavioral analysis. The plan is developed with observation of the individual, and collection/evaluation of data received from direct care staff and/or caretakers in their natural setting. When completed, the plan outlines strategies to assist the individual in modifying, stabilizing and reducing maladaptive behaviors. Upon completion of the initial Behavioral Support Plan, the BSS provides direct and consultative supports and works closely with all involved personnel, implementing the Behavior Support Plan.
The BSS also develops a Crisis Intervention Plan for additional support. The outcome of the Behavioral Support Plan is to extinguish challenging behaviors and assist the individual with positive replacement behaviors. The Behavioral Support Specialist ensures that the plan is followed and provides ongoing assistance and training to staff.