Positive Behavior Facilitation (PBF): Understanding and Intervening in the Behavior of Youth, Second Edition Paperback – March 23, 2015
by Edna Olive (Author)
This new edition of Positive Behavior Facilitation helps adults examine how they interact with youth, understand children s behavior, and use effective interventions to facilitate permanent behavior change. The PBF approach challenges traditional models of discipline and control by providing school staff and others who work with youth with new ways of supporting youth and encouraging them to make positive behavioral decisions for themselves. The author provides updated details on how to use six PBF tools practical and functional strategies necessary to comprehensively understand and effectively intervene in behavior.
Dr. Olive writes this book to encourage the adults who serve children and youth who defy instructions, overreact to minor frustrations, and have poor social skills and little motivation to learn. . . . PBF is the missing link that provides adults with a philosophical frame of reference, paired with effective strategies for succeeding with these youth. --Nicholas J. Long, PhD, from the Foreword
Dr. Olive reminds us that there is a difference an important difference between managing behavior and changing behavior. She provides the reader (primarily educators but parents and others who are engaged in the lives of youth) with insight on how we can move beyond management and encourage positive behavioral change. --Reclaiming Youth Newsletter
About the Author
Dr. Edna Olive is a teacher, writer, consultant, facilitator, and coach dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and those who care for them. She is the founder and executive director of ROCKET, Inc., located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Having planned to be an educator since the age of six, Edna s journey has led her to national and international forums, where she has served children, families, professionals, and organizations also dedicated to serving children and youth. She has spoken to and trained thousands of professionals throughout the United States and abroad. She holds graduate degrees from The American University and The George Washington University including Masters of Education, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Education. She is a trainer in Positive Behavior Facilitation (PBF) and a trainer in Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI). Edna believes that serving today s children and youth must be a calling and that such service is part of a movement of which she is privileged to be a part.
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Research Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (March 23, 2015)
Package Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
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