positive behavior support Celebrating 30 years

While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our services to West Virginia families will continue via telehealth. All interactions will be conducted remotely via phone, email, or video conferencing. In person trainings are being revised and some will be offered remotely with prior registration. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Phone: 855-558-4296
Email: pbs@hsc.wvu.edu

PBS Trainings

Upcoming Trainings

De-Escalation Techniques for First Responders

August 12, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

More information and to register for De-Escalation Techniques for First Responders

Positive Behavior Support for Parents

August 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

More information and to register for Positive Behavior Support for Parents


PBS provides trainings to build the skills and capacity to better serve individuals with challenging behaviors and improve their quality of life.

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Please find the table below for information on all of our upcoming trainings for the year.

Training Description Length Frequency and Dates Target Audience
Implementing Trauma Informed Positive Behavior Support Participants will learn about how to create interventions by writing a trauma informed PBS plan for themselves. 1 day Monthly - in various locations throughout WV Everyone; First Responders; Direct service providers; Wraparound providers; Safe at Home Providers; Children’s Mobile Crisis; SED Waiver Providers
Trauma 101 An overview of trauma and how it affects the brain, our survival reactions and how to build resiliency.

3.5 Social Work CEUs available
4 hours 6x/year
May - Southern WV
July - Northern WV
September - Southern WV
November - Northern WV
First Responders and other providers
De-Escalation Techniques for First Responders A discussion on how to interact with someone when they are angry to help de-escalate them. 2 hours 8x/year

April - Southern WV
June - Northern WV
July - Southern WV
August - Southern WV
October - Northern WV
December - Southern WV
First Responders
MAPs for WRAP An interactive course on facilitating a MAP and embed it into the wraparound plan. A MAP is a person-centered process is used to help people create an action plan to help reach their dreams. 1 day 6x/year

April - Northern WV
June- Southern WV
Aug - Northern WV
October - Southern WV
December - Northern WV
Wraparound providers; Safe at Home Providers; Children’s Mobile Crisis; SED Waiver Providers
Increasing Quality of Life An interactive training incorporating the 8 dimensions of wellness and finding internal motivators to help others improve their quality of life. 3 hours 2x/year

March - Northern WV
July - Southern WV
Foster Parents; Socially Necessary Services Providers
PBS for Parents – webinar format An overview of positive behavior support philosophies, including ways to encourage good behavior. 1 hour Monthly webinars coming soon Foster Parents; Caregivers of children with serious emotional disporders (SED)
MAPs and PATHs An interactive course on facilitating a MAP (Making Action Plan) and a PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope). These are person-centered planning tools to help people create an action plan to help reach their dreams. 2 days 2x/year

June - Northern WV
September - Southern WV
Providers of services
Children’s Mental Health First Aid Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. 1 day 2x/year

November - in WV

Next Training:
Morgantown - Feb 20th
Foster Parents; Caregivers of children with SED; Wraparound providers; Safe at Home Providers; Children’s Mobile Crisis; SED Waiver Providers
PBS Overview A facilitators guide including activities to give an overview of positive behavior support. 2-3 hours As needed

Material provided for self-study upon request
Direct service providers