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Positive Behavior Strategies for Caregivers

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The Sherlock Center has put together the following list of local and national resources that may be helpful to family caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Coping and Support for Family Caregivers
Working with Behavioral Issues Podcast
Nathan Ory discusses ways to prevent challenging behavior. (25 minute YouTube video)
Making a Self-Care Action Plan
Self-care can seem like a daunting task when you’ve already got a lot on your plate. This video speaks to taking a little time to reflect on what works best for you and making an action plan. (5 minute YouTube video)
Caregiver Mindset
What is mindfulness, acceptance and healthy cognition? Learn about these tools that caregivers can use every day in nearly every circumstance! (5 minute YouTube video)
Home and Community Positive Behavior Support Network (HCPBS)

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This website offers resources related to planning and implementing positive behavior support interventions. It includes manuals, workbooks, case examples and stories, planning tools and templates, and other practical materials.
Trauma Informed Care
Trauma and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (PDF)
Fact sheet – Tips and Resources on Trauma and Individuals with IDD – Vanderbilt Kennedy UCEDD
Creating An Environment of Comfort vs Control
Animated video of Ukeru principles of Comfort vs. Control. Safer strategies for addressing behavior based in trauma. (2.5 minute video)
Understanding Trauma to Support Your Family Member During COVID-19 - YouTube video

This webinar, held on October 24, 2020, was presented by Christine Hathaway, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA. The webinar provides proactive strategies that may help maintain well-being for family caregivers and others in their home as we all settle into fall and winter routines that provide for safety while adding meaning to our lives. (YouTube video)
Comprensión del trauma para ayudar a su familiar durante COVID-19

Este webinar, realizado el 19 de diciembre de 2020, fue presentado por José Nicolás González Soler, M. Psicología Clínica. Este seminario web proporciona estrategias proactivas que pueden ayudar a mantener el bienestar de los cuidadores familiares y de otras personas en su hogar mientras todos nos adaptamos a las rutinas de otoño e invierno que brindan seguridad al mismo tiempo que agregan significado a nuestras vidas.
Virtual Grand Rounds: Trauma and Individuals with IDD
Archived Webinar: Trauma and Individuals with IDD National expert, Karyn Harvey, discusses the impact of trauma on individuals with IDD and how it can impact behavior. (60 minute YouTube video)
Rhode Island Resources
Take Charge of Your Behavioral Health
Guidebook for behavioral healthcare transition – RI Resources. This resource is available in English and Spanish
RI Special Needs Emergency Registry
Enrolling in the Special Needs Emergency Registry lets police, fire, and other first responders in your community better prepare for and respond to you and your family member’s needs. Instructions for enrolling in the registry are provided in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Information on how to report suspected abuse of individuals who have a developmental disability or individuals with a disability living in the community.

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