3 BACB CEUS (1 Ethics) available
Joseph Lucyshyn, PhD, BCBA-D
Building Survivable Behavioral Interventions in Family Contexts: Addressing Issues of Effectiveness, Contextual/Cultural fit, and Ethics in Behavior Support
Behavior analysts providing services to families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities face challenges as they seek to achieve a central aim of ABA: promoting socially significant improvements in behavior and family life that maintain over time and generalize across settings. The diversity of family systems and cultural and linguistic backgrounds make this aim daunting. The presenter will describe efforts to address these challenges through the empirical development of family-centered positive behavior support (FC-PBS). Within this effort, a core scientific question has been 'What are necessary and sufficient conditions for the design of survivable interventions in family contexts: interventions that are effective, ethical, acceptable, meaningful, feasible, and sustainable?” Key features associated with survivable interventions across a diversity of families will be described.