Behavioral Services

Behavioral Services

Overview

Harbor Regional Center’s clinical staff of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) offer a wide variety of services and supports to families across age and diagnosis. We offer classes that help HRC families with a child exhibiting behavioral challenges.

Classes introduce and discuss behavioral principles and teach new skills using practical and individualized examples.

Please contact your Harbor Regional Center Service Coordinator if you are interested in participation in behavior training classes. 

Behavior Services and Supports

Orientation Sessions

Orientation is designed to inform caregivers about offerings, answer questions  about ABA, and discuss how to access services and supports.  

Attendance at a Family Orientation Meeting is required as a first step in receiving these behavioral services.

Who Should Attend?

Families interested in receiving HRC-funded behavior services

Families interested in learning more about ABA

What is Discussed?

  • What is Applied Behavior Analysis
  • (ABA) and why Regional Centers and insurance fund for ABA
  • How to access ABA through insurance or HRC

Please contact your HRC Service Coordinator to register to attend an orientation session for participation in behavior training classes. After attending a Family Orientation Meeting, parents may contact your HRC Counselor to enroll in a class.

Understanding Behavior

Are you experiencing challenging behaviors? 
Not sure what to do?  Are you out of ideas? 

HRC is offering a class to provide support to decrease challenging behaviors and to increase desired behaviors! Join us to learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the benefits of using Positive Behavior Supports.

This class meets for two hours, once a week, for 6 consecutive weeks. 

What Will I Learn?

  • Why behaviors occur
  • How to respond when behaviors occur
  • How to prevent behaviors from occurring
  • How to help your child.
  • How to decrease unwanted behaviors
  • How to increase desired behaviors
  • Examples of Proactive Strategies and Positive Reinforcement
  • Tour of HRC’s Resource Center

Please register for classes with your HRC Service Coordinator.

Routines, Self-Care, and Social Development

Toilet Training Class

HRC is offering a workshop about toilet training for caregivers of HRC clients age 5 years and older. Caregivers will learn about effective strategies to increase readiness and minimize barriers.

This one-time workshop meets for two hours.

What Will I Learn?

  • Practices to reinforce toileting
  • Common barriers to successful toilet training
  • Your child’s readiness for toilet training
  • Your readiness for toilet training your child
  • Preparing the environment to increase successes
  • Resources for toileting

Please register for this class with your HRC Service Coordinator.

Promoting  Social Interactions

HRC is offering a workshop for caregivers on how to prepare their son/daughter (all ages) for social interactions.

This one-time workshop meets for two hours.

What Will I Learn?

  • ​Prerequisites for social skills
  • Information on social development
  • Ideas and ways to foster social interactions
  • Information on social skills groups

Please register for this class with your HRC Service Coordinator.

Increasing Independence

HRC is offering a workshop for caregivers of HRC clients on how to increase their child’s independence.

This one-time workshop meets for two hours.

What Will I Learn?

  • What is a prompt?
  • What us prompt dependency?
  • How to minimize prompt dependency
  • Strategies to increase my child’s independence
  • How to apply strategies across different skills

Please register for this class with your HRC Service Coordinator.

Using Visual Supports

HRC is offering a workshop for caregivers of HRC clients about the use of visual supports.  Caregivers will be provided with basic information and understanding on how to create and implement visual supports for different routines.

This one-time workshop meets for two hours.

What Will I Learn?

  • An understanding of visual supports
  • Benefits related to visual supports
  • Examples of  visual supports
  • Implementing visual supports
  • Opportunities to create visual supports to use at home

Please register for this class with your HRC Service Coordinator.

Boundaries, Puberty, Sexual Development, and Safety

Puberty Talk

For families with children ages 10 – 13. This class meets once a week, for 6 consecutive weeks. The first week is a mandatory caregiver meeting. 

Do you need help teaching your child about puberty? 

Health Connected’s Puberty Talk curriculum is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum designed in accordance with the CA Education Code and CA Healthy Youth Act to educate 10 – 13 year old’s about the changes they face during puberty. 

This six week class provides parents with information and guidance about how to talk to their pre-teen and teenaged children about topics related to development, sexuality and appropriate body boundaries. Classes consist of one hour of parent training and one hour of trainer-mediated parent/child interaction in which the parents teach their children lessons on each topic. Topics covered include: self-esteem, personal boundaries and safety, public vs. private, puberty and social media/internet safety.

Why Puberty Talk?

For families with children ages 14-17 years. Establishes a foundation and common language for talking about sexual health with parents/trusted adults,  peers, and partners.

Class Model

  • The first hour consists of interactive client instruction
  • The second hour is trainer-mediated caregiver/child review
  • Caregivers and their child will complete a weekly interactive activity

Please register for this class with your HRC Service Coordinator.

Teen Talk

This class meets once a week, for 6 consecutive weeks. First week is a mandatory caregiver meeting. 

Do you need help teaching your child about puberty and development? Health Connected’s Teen Talk curriculum is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum designed in accordance with the CA Education Code and CA Healthy Youth Act to educate 14- 17 year olds about the changes they face during teenage years.

Why Teen Talk?

To provide clients with the information and skills they need to make informed decisions about sexual health and relationships throughout their lives.

Topics discussed include: Anatomy & Body Image, Understanding Identities, Consent, Sex & Abstinence, Birth Control and Pregnancy options, STIs, Sexual Safety & Decision-Making, Health Relationships & Boundary-Setting.

Class Model

  • Orientation for caregivers/client
  • Direct instruction on topics with optional follow-up activities and additional videos
  • Intentional engagement with trusted adults to help families share their values regarding the content

Please register for this class with your HRC Service Coordinator.

Elevatus Sexual Education

For clients 18 years and older. This class meets once a week for 6 consecutive weeks; clients are required to attend an Orientation session

People with disabilities are often excluded from discussions about sexuality when, in reality, they too need the information and skills for making healthy decisions. In response, Elevatus has developed an evidence and trauma informed curriculum to teach people with disabilities about sexuality-related topics. 

Class Format

  • Elevatus Sexual Education will take place via online learning and is for clients only
  • Clients are required to attend Orientation to Elevatus Sexual Education to determine if the class is appropriate for them; Caregivers are encouraged to attend as well.

What Will I Learn?

  • Types of Relationships
  • Public and Private Behavior 
  • Decision Making
  • Internet, Social Media, and Communication
  • Gender Identity and Expression

Please register for classes with your HRC Service Coordinator.

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Aumento de la independencia

Cuidadores de todos los clientes del HRC

Sesion unica:  2 horas de duracion

  • Como ayudar a los cuidadores a reducir las indicaciones para que el cliente lleve a cabo tareas y actividades
  • Como crear oportunidades para que el cliente practique las habilidades de forma mas independiente
  • Como apoyar los esfuerzos del cliente para ser mas independiente

Comuníquese con su coordinador de servicios de HRC para inscribirse

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Toilet Training

This 2 hour single session is for Caregivers of all HRC clients

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Client/caregiver readiness for toilet training
  • Common barriers to toilet trainings
  • Techniques to increase successful toilet practices, like wiping.

Select from two times on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please contact your HRC Service Coordinator to enroll in the session of your choice

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Increasing Independence

This 2 hour single session training is for Caregivers of all HRC clients

This training will address the following topics:

  • How to help caregivers reduce prompts for client to complete tasks and activities.
  • How to create opportunities for client to practice skills more independently.
  • How to support client’s efforts to be more independent.

Please contact your HRC Service Coordinator to enroll

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Understanding Behavior

For Caregivers of all HRC clients

Why tantrums, aggression, and other undesired/unsafe behaviors occur

How to respond to these behaviors

How to  reinforce desired behaviors and teach new behaviors

There will be six sessions will be held weekly beginning  Wednesday, September 14, 2022 and the final session will be held on October 19, 2022.  The weekly sessions will be two hours each.   These six sessions will be held via Zoom.

Please contact your HRC Service Coordinator for more information or to enroll

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Understanding Behavior

For Caregivers of all HRC clients

Why tantrums, aggression, and other undesired/unsafe behaviors occur

How to respond to these behaviors

How to reinforce desired behaviors and teach new behaviors

There will be six sessions held once a week beginning Tuesday, September 13, 2022 and ending on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.  These sessions will be held for two hours each session via Zoom

Please contact your HRC Service Coordinator for more information or to enroll

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Orientation to Elevatus Sexuality Education (18 and Older)

Review of Elevatus Sexual Education curriculum

Question and answer period for clients and caregivers about curriculum and instruction format

This presentation will be held via Zoom

Please contact your HRC Service Coordinator for more information or to enroll

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Orientación a la plática sobre la adolescencia

Revisión del programa de la Charla sobre la Adolescencia, desarrollado por Health Connected de conformidad con el Código de Educación del estado de CA y la Ley de Juventud Saludable del estado de CA

Los cuidadores deben consentir la inscripción del cliente antes de que se le permita asistir a la Charla sobre la Adolescencia

Esta será una presentación bilingüe y se llevará a cabo a través de Zoom

Comuníquese con su coordinador de servicios de HRC para obtener más información o para inscribirse

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Orientation to Teen Talk (ages 14-17)

Review of Teen Talk curriculum, developed by Health Connected in accordance with CA Education Code and CA Healthy Youth Act  

Caregivers must consent to client enrollment prior to client being allowed to attend Teen Talk

This will be a Bilingual presentation and held via Zoom

Please contact your HRC Service Coordinator for more information or to enroll

 

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Orientation to Puberty Talk (ages 10-13)

Review of Puberty Talk curriculum, developed by Health Connected in accordance with CA Education Code and CA Healthy Youth Act

Caregivers must consent to client enrollment prior to client being allowed to attend Puberty Talk

This presentation will be held via Zoom

Please contact your HRC Service Coordinator for more information or to enroll

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Hablar con sus hijos sobre la Sexualidad

Esta presentación de dos horas ayudará a los cuidadores a sentirse más cómodos al hablar sobre la sexualidad y las formas más efectivas de hablar sobre este tema delicado.

• Examinar las barreras al hablar sobre la sexualidad.

• Adquirir conocimientos sobre la sexualidad y las discapacidades del desarrollo.

• Adquirir y practicar habilidades para comunicarse sobre la sexualidad con niños pequeños y adultos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

martes, 23 de agosto via Zoom  

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

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Elevatus Sexuality Education (18 and Older)

This will be a six week series and held via Zoom.  Please enroll client in Orientation for Elevatus Sexuality Education as well.  

This six week series will provide adult clients with information about relationships, identity, expression, sexual health and behaviors, and decision making along with safe use of social media.

Tuesdays  July 19 – August 23

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration is required for all classes.

Please contact your service coordinator to enroll in a class.

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Teen Talk (ages 14-17)

This will be a six week presentation and held via Zoom.

This series will provides 14 – 17 year olds with information and skills they need to make informed decisions about sexual health and relationships throughout their lives.

Includes intentional engagement with clients and their trusted adults to help families share their values regarding the content.

Caregiver must be enrolled in Orientation in order for client to attend series.  Caregiver consent must be obtained for client participation.

Thursdays, July 21 – August 25     

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Charla sobre la Pubertad

Esta será una presentación bilingüe de cinco semanas a través de Zoom.

Esta serie le ayudará a establecer una base y un lenguaje común para la comunicación sobre la salud sexual con los padres/adultos de confianza.

Incluye el compromiso intencional con los clientes de 10 a 13 años y sus adultos de confianza para ayudar a las familias a compartir sus valores con respecto al contenido.

miércoles del 13 de julio al 10 de agosto

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Es necesario inscribirse en todas las clases.

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Puberty Talk (ages 10-13)

This 5 week series will be held once per week via Zoom.  This will be a Bilingual presentation.

This presentation will help you understand how to establish a foundation and common language for communicating about sexual health with parents/trusted adults.

Includes intentional engagement with clients age 10 – 13 and their trusted adults to help families share their values regarding the content.

This series will be held on Wednesdays from July 13 thru August 10       5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Orientation to Elevatus Sexuality Education (18 and Older)

Review of Elevatus Sexual Education curriculum.

Question and answer period for clients and caregivers about curriculum and instruction format.

Tuesday, July 12     5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This presentation will be held via Zoom.

Registration is required for all classes.

Please contact your service coordinator to enroll in a class.

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Parents can often be helped to teach these children new skills and to promote positive behaviors by HRC specialists who are trained as “applied behavior analysts”.