Positive Behavioral Support Facilitator
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities – including those who may have mental health issues – often use what are known as challenging behaviors.
Supporting people as they use these behaviors to negotiate the anxieties, frustrations, and communication difficulties that are so often a part of life for someone with a disability is itself challenging.
As Hope House’s Positive Behavioral Support Facilitator, Angela collaborates with people both accepting and providing direct support by offering therapeutic services. These include a comprehensive assessment, detailed person-centered support plans, and individual staff and team training. Through thoughtful, consistent, and ongoing support, seriously challenging behavior can be diminished, and replaced by potential for real success.
Angela received her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from McGill University, and is an Endorsed Positive Behavior Support Facilitator through the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a Certified Mandt System Instructor, a program which promotes individualized support and safety in human service and health care workplaces.
Additionally, Angela has expertise in dual diagnosis (intellectual disabilities and mental health issues), general and specific positive behavior support training for those who support people with disabilities, and self and peer advocacy partnerships.
Angela has been working on solutions to behavior support issues at Hope House since 1984. Learn more about Angela’s consulting and speaking services.