The family safety/applied behavior analysis initiative: An introduction and overview
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Citation of Original PublicationVan Camp, Carole M.; Borrero, John C.; Vollmer, Timothy R.; The family safety/applied behavior analysis initiative: An introduction and overview; The Behavior Analyst Today 3(4): 389-404 (2003); https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2014-44008-004.html
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The Family Safety/Applied Behavior Analysis Initiative at the University of Florida is part of a statewide project designed to serve foster caregivers and foster children under the care of the Florida Department of Children and Families. Currently, our primary method for addressing child problem behavior involves parent training, in the form of classroom instruction, and in-home services. However, in order to identify the most effective and efficient methods for disseminating information to foster parents, we will be conducting research that is specifically designed to evaluate the current caregiver-training program. In this paper, we review methodological issues in assessing and treating child behavior problems that have necessitated a departure from methodologies used in more typical behavior analysis service areas. Specific areas that may require alternative methodologies include the assessment and treatment of low frequency, high intensity, and covert behavior as well as innovative approaches to reinforcer identification, the assessment of treatment integrity, and the development of manageable interventions. Finally, areas for future research that address academic deficits and the efficacy of medications as treatment are discussed.