Operation Positive Change

Ursula Markey, D.J. Markey, Brenda Quant, Betsy Santelli, Ann Turnbull
2002 Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions  
Children who have problem behavior need not only the support of school personnel but also the support of their parents to be successful in both educational and community/home settings. However, too often research-based best practices in positive behavior support (PBS) do not reach families, particularly culturally and linguistically diverse families living in underserved urban communities. This article describes Operation Positive Change-a training curriculum and train-the-trainer model
more » ... d by Pyramid Parent Training Community Parent Resource Center that brings PBS best practices identified by leading PBS researchers to parents in New Orleans, Louisiana. After participating in Operation Positive Change workshops, parents who are dealing with the problem behavior of their children, as well as a myriad of other challenges related to poverty, race, and language barriers, are gathering data about their child's strengths and needs and likes and dislikes, developing a functional assessment for their child, and participating as full partners in the development of a PBS plan
doi:10.1177/10983007020040040501 fatcat:zsoin4gylrhrrl4asi7h5wklky