Positive Family Intervention
The focus of this multifaceted intervention is on the development of a healthy family system, not solely on the individual(s) with intensive behavioral challenges. Blueprints' Positive Family Intervention consists of four key components: individual skill building, sibling & peer coaching, parent training, and behavioral counseling.
Individual Skill Building
- In an effort to improve social and emotional development, our Individual Skill Building service constructs adaptive behavior and executive functioning repertoires by teaching language, communication, self-advocacy, self-management, leisure, social, personal care, and safety skills that transfer across settings.
Sibling and Peer Coaching
- Sibling and Peer Coaching strengthens relationships strained by a history of challenging behavior by focusing heavily on family-centered strategies that increase positive interactions among siblings and peers.
Parent Leadership Training
- Parent Leadership Training includes (a) parent consultation meetings, (b) behavioral skills training, and (c) in situ skills training. In order to achieve increased self-control and assume greater leadership in the family, parents are taught how to utilize behavior analytic principles & procedures to analyze behavior-environment interactions in order to develop and execute effective problem solving strategies.
- Most of our clients have experienced some degree of emotional trauma during the time that led up to contacting Blueprints for services. For that reason, we provide behavioral counseling, which targets the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that result from a history of negative interactions, challenging situations, and punitive consequences related to living with or parenting a child with intensive behavioral challenges.
In order to support the family and address significant behavioral issues in all environments, we provide treatment across home, school, and community settings. To ensure the acquisition and successful integration of newly acquired skills into daily routines, activities, and community outings, we use comprehensive multi-component interventions consisting of a combination of teaching methods and evidence-based practices to achieve family-centered outcomes that transfer across settings and activities. These may include: