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Families First Nashville, TN Workshop: Addressing Challenging Behavior

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 9:00AM to 12:30PM

Location: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, One Magnolia Circle


A monthly workshop series for parents of young children with an autism spectrum disorder.

Program is free of charge.

Each 3-hour workshop focuses on providing parents and caregivers with strategies to use at home, school, and in the community. The strategies discussed are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

In this workshop, we will provide a framework for understanding the influences on challenging behavior, so parents are more effectively able to identify and address triggers. This presentation examines both preventative and reactive strategies in the management of challenging behavior. We will provide suggestions for structuring the environment (including our behavior) in a way that promotes appropriate behavior, identifying and teaching appropriate replacement behaviors, and responding to difficult behavior in the moment.

Registration is required by midnight Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Families First Child Care registration is by telephone request for children over 1 and under 10 years of age only following registration for the event. Please contact Nina Harris at (615) 322-7565 following registration if you need this service..

For more information about the workshop and child care, contact families.first@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 322-7565, or visit vkc.mc,vanderbilt.edu/vkc/triad/training/families/.

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD).


The VKC welcomes persons with disabilities.

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).