Fri, Dec 15|
Understanding How Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be Utilized to Support System-Involved Youth
Marya Wright, MSW, ASW
Time & Location
Dec 15, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
About the Event
Marya Wright, MSW, ASW
This training offers a comprehensive and essential knowledge base for professionals in various fields who engage with system-involved individuals. Participants will delve into the core principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), gaining insight into the behaviorist framework and the ABC model. The training goes further by addressing the unique challenges and ethical considerations involved in working with system-involved youth, offering practical strategies which can be used for behavior management and skill acquisition. Through case studies, interactive activities, and cultural sensitivity discussions, attendees will leave with a well-rounded understanding of ABA and the ability to apply these principles effectively in their roles. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant workbook (handout).
· Identify at least 3 core principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and distinguish between antecedents, behaviors, and consequences in real-world scenarios.
· Explain the process of developing individualized behavior intervention plans (BIPs)
· Explain how to apply at least one ABA strategy effectively to address challenging behaviors, including how to compare and contrast various reinforcement and punishment techniques.
10:00 – 10:05am Welcome and Training Purpose
10:05 – 10:15am Objectives and Learning Goals
10:15 – 10:30am Importance of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in working with system-involved youth
10:30 – 10:45am Basics of ABA
10:45 – 11:00am Definition and core principles of ABA
11:00 – 11:15am Key terminology and concepts
11:15 – 11:30am Understanding system-involved youth needs
11:30 – 11:45am The role of the professional in the lives of system-involved youth
11:45am – 12pm Ethical considerations when working with this population
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
1:00 – 1:15pm Applying ABA Principles to System-Involved Youth
1:15 – 1:25pm Functional behavior assessment (FBA)
1:25 – 1:30pm Developing behavior intervention plans (BIPs)
1:30 – 1:45pm Individualized and culturally responsive approaches
1:45 – 2:00pm Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams
2:00 – 2:15pm Implementing ABA Strategies
2:15 – 2:30pm Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
2:30 – 2:45pm Strategies for addressing challenging behaviors
2:45 – 3:00pm Positive reinforcement and token economies
3:00 – 3:15pm Cultural Competence and Sensitivity
3:15 – 3:30pm Recognizing the importance of cultural competence in ABA
3:30 – 3:45pm Ethical and Legal Considerations
3:45 – 4:00pm Closing
Meet Our Trainer
Marya Wright, MSW, is a nationally distinguished social worker, consultant, educator, international trainer, and facilitator with experience in organizational leadership, child welfare services, and curriculum development. She is the President and CEO of Wright Community Services LLC, a company that strives to empower system-involved families through awareness, services, and education while also providing consultation, training, and system specific facilitation to the agencies that services these communities. She is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#81167) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences working to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Marya holds a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, East Bay with a focus on Child Welfare Policy and Research and a Bachelor’s in Social Work with a focus on Child Welfare Services and Motivational Interviewing from San Diego State University.
Marya is a qualified expert witness and private dependency investigator for children, youth, and family services as it relates to family law court, juvenile and dependency court. She is an elected Board of Director for the California Society of Clinical Social Work.
Marya has conducted considerable research on Child Sexual Exploitation, Foster Care, and published an article on the use of algorithmic decision-making in child welfare. In addition to her clinical social work, Marya is a seasoned lecturer. She has taught in the Sociology Department at Cal State East Bay since Spring 2020. Her course load includes Sociology of Sexualities, Child Welfare Policy, Sociology of Family, and Sexual Violence. Marya is currently a teaching Master of Social Work students in the Department of Social Work at Cal State East Bay.
This course meets the qualifications for (4.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.