Behavior Programs and Behavior Problems


Harvey E. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Programs for adults with problems in behavior after traumatic brain injury require special services and trained staff. This tip card provides information to help caregivers, staff and families identify effective treatment strategies and develop positive behavior supports when an adult has challenging or dangerous behaviors. Too often the survivor is identified as the "problem" and punitive measures are taken. This tip card describes positive approaches to understanding and changing behavior.

Families and caregivers often don't know where to go or how to find programs and specialists with expertise in addressing challenging behaviors or "behavior problems" after traumatic brain injury. This tip card helps professionals and families understand the principles of least restrictive programming, how to prevent seclusion and restraint, and how to identify positive behavioral services. Elements of an effective behavior program are identified with tips on what to look for and what to avoid when seeking care or treatment.

Pages 8
Year 2008, second printing