Date: September 18, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Organization-wide Strategies for Implementing Person-Centered Practices and Positive Behavior Support
This presentation will outline an organization-wide planning model that integrates person-centered practices, organizational workforce development, and positive behavior support (PBS) in human service settings. Examples will be included that describe how teams are using implementation science to establish systematic and sustainable positive behavior support within a variety of organizations supporting people with disabilities.
Rachel Freeman is the Director of State Initiatives for the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Freeman has been actively involved in positive behavior support (PBS), statewide technical assistance systems for evidence-based practices, evaluation design and implementation, and person-centered practices for over 25 years. She conducts research and provides consultation and technical assistance at the state, regional, and local levels to teams implementing PBS and other practices within intellectual and developmental disability organizations, education, juvenile justice, and mental health systems. Dr. Freeman has served as both a full and Ex-Officio member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Positive Behavior Support for over ten years and as President for three years. Her research interests include implementation factors associated with research to practice, PBS, physiological and biochemical factors related to problem behavior, online instructional systems, and interagency systems change.
Julie Kramme, MA is a researcher at the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. Julie's research focuses on assessments and interventions that impact the quality of community life and delivery of community-based services to people with disabilities. Julie is a trainer and researcher in positive behavior supports, specifically in the implementation of positive behavior supports and person-centered practices in human service agencies that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Minnesota. Julie is on the Network Leadership Team for the Minnesota Positive Behavior Support Network (www.mnpsp.org/mnpbs ), and helps develop and evaluate the Minnesota Positive Supports website (www.mnpsp.org ). She worked for ten years as a direct support professional, high school and middle school teacher, undergraduate and graduate instructor, and a special education paraprofessional, and she holds two master's degrees in educational psychology (school psychology) and philosophical theology.