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Your FBA is a Fantasy: Creating Trauma-Informed, Brain-Based, Skill-Focused FBA's & Behavior Support Plans That Improve Emotional, Behavioral and Academic Functioning
200 Market Building
Portland, OR
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Your FBA is a Fantasy: Creating Trauma-Informed, Brain-Based, Skill-Focused FBA's & Behavior Support Plans That Improve Emotional, Behavioral and Academic Functioning
November 30, 2018

Friday 11/30  -  8:30p - 4:30p

200 Market Building
200 Market St.
Portland, OR 97201

Mid-morning and mid-afternoon break, as well as lunch break, will be scheduled.  Coffee and tea will be provided.


- Certificates will be given for 6 PDU's to all attendees


Attempts at making behavioral change through the use of traditional FBA's (Functional Behavior Assessments) and BSPs (Behavior Support Plans) have long fallen short, and school discipline systems continue to fail those children to whom their consequence systems are applied most.

Learn how the trauma-informed, evidence-based Collaborative Problem Solving Model (Think:Kids, MGH, Harvard), and the neuroscience research of Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy and others, can be used as a foundation to create FBAs and BSPs that are trauma-sensitive, neurobiologically-compatible, and skill-focused.

Learn what these evidence-based approaches tell us about how you can stop chasing temporary compliance and start building skills.

What will I learn?
-- Strategies for looking deeper, beyond what a child is trying to get or avoid, to assess the underlying skills that need to be built
-- Comparisons of how brain-based, skill-focused FBAs & BSPs more effectively address behavior than traditional models
-- Processes to assess and plan proactive regulation as part of a plan to help a child become more accessible for intervention
-- Strategies for intervention components of the FBA and BSP to ensure that the brain can tolerate and grow from the experience
-- Application of how to take the information learned and create successful and effective Behavior Support Plans

This workshop-style training is intended for educators, parents, mental health clinicians, and community partners.  

Participants will experience a combination of didactic instruction, visuals, and examples, followed by hands-on creation of an FBA and BSP for a child that you live or work with.

This is an opportunity to not only learn about this model, but to network with others who desire to promote a compassionate and neurodevelopmentally supportive approach, and to receive individual attention and feedback from Think:Kids Certified CPS Trainers.  

For more information about the Collaborative Problem Solving model visit:


- Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance (midnight Nov. 26) for full refund.
- Substitution may be made for someone from the same agency to take the place of another on a registration.


Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology is a Certified CPS Trainer, and holds an Oregon K-12 Administrative license. His training and consultation background has included mental health and human service agencies, non-profits, and corporations, as well as speaking/consulting internationally in Russia, Cuba, and Jamaica.

Rick has been employed as a Clinical Psychologist, Community College Professor, Assistant Principal, Alternative School Director, Student Services Director, and non-profit Assistant Executive Director. His recent implementations of CPS have been:

-- With children in a non-profit alternative middle school and high school setting in the David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland where students face significant barriers to their social, emotional and educational progress such as homelessness, severe poverty, drug & gang involvement, and disengagement from school.

-- With teens in a Long Term Care and Treatment school for students in Level 5 residential foster care who have experienced significant trauma.


Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed., Elementary Education/Special Education is a certified special educator, a Think:Kids Certified CPS Trainer, a Parent Coaching Institute Certified Parent Coach, and holds an Oregon PreK-12 administrative license.  

She has also recently co-authored Going to Bed is Easy Now and Going to School is Easy Now, the first two in a series of children's books designed to support young children with challenging behavior.  

She has a broad background in special education with over 18 years' experience working with and supporting children with challenging behaviors as well as their families.  Doris has been using CPS in her work since 2007, and has been a certified CPS trainer and professional since January 2015.


200 Market Building (View)
200 Market St.
Portland, OR 97201
United States


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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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