has recently developed training materials specifically tailored to parents
and caregivers. CBI Consultants has a great respect for parents and cargivers
and has valued their input and involvement over the years. The content
for the training sessions is based on the feedback we have received from
families over the past 10 years. The parent/caregiver training sessions
provide families with the following:
- More information
about what behavioural support service is and what to expect.
user-friendly strategies that may assist families while they are waiting
for more specialized services.
access to behaviour consultants to problem solve, ask questions, or
to address specific topics of interest
and Course Format
is available to parents/caregivers who are experiencing behavioural challenges
with their child/children. The workshops include 24 hours of instruction
over an 8 week period. Each parent/caregiver is provided with a written
manual of the information provided below and an extensive list of readings
and references. The course includes individual and group exercises and
provides parents/caregivers with realistic, practical strategies and ideas
that can easily be implemented at home.
is Behavioural Support? What can you expect when you make a referral?
is Communication: An Introduction to a Positive Paradigm of Behaviour
a Personal Profile of Your Child
the Meaning of Your Child's Behaviour: Why Does My Child Do That?
- What Makes
the Behaviour More Likely to Occur?
- What Sets
the Behaviours Off?
- What Does
My Child Get After the Behaviour: Consequences, Outcomes and Motivation
- What Kinds
of Strategies Can I Use to Prevent My Child From Engaging in Challenging
Physiological or Biological Supports
Social or Interpersonal Supports
Kinds of Strategies Can I Use to Reduce Challenging Behaviours?
Functional Communication Skills
and Imagery Procedures
Management Procedures: Emergency Management Plans
past year, CBI Consultants has received very positive feedback from families
who have completed the parent/caregiver training. The workshop has benefited
many parents/caregivers who are awaiting behavioural support services
by providing some insights as to why their child/children are engaging
in challenging behaviour. The workshop has also given many parents ideas
and strategies to try at home that have shown to be effective in supporting
their child/children. Many parents/caregivers have found the course information
to be useful with all of their children, not only with the child with
Has greatly helped me be a better parent. Great course for all parents.
Course is very interesting and presented well!. I found the real life
examples very helpful. I learned a great deal more about why my son behaves
the way he does rather than what he does!
- Tom and Debbie Boucher, Coquitlam, B.C.
information presented in this course makes so much sense. It provides
another way of looking at things especially trying to see things from
my child's point of view. I see small results at home. I would like to
take some of these approaches to school and get them to try them. We have
an IEP meeting coming up so I hope everyone else can get as enthused as
- M. Hagen Johnston, Coquitlam, B.C.