Prevent-teach-reinforce For Families: A Model Of Individualized Positive Behavior Support For Home And Community by Glen DunlapPrevent-teach-reinforce For Families: A Model Of Individualized Positive Behavior Support For Home And Community by Glen Dunlap

Prevent-teach-reinforce For Families: A Model Of Individualized Positive Behavior Support For Home…

byGlen Dunlap, Lise Fox, Janice K. Lee

Paperback | December 8, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$55.63 online 
$62.50 list price save 10%
Earn 278 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The popular, researchbased PreventTeachReinforce (PTR) model is used in schools and childcare settings nationwide to address challenging behaviors in children with and without disabilities. Now, with thePreventTeachReinforce for Families (PTRF)model in this accessible guidebook, you can use this proven approach with families to help them resolve their child's challenging behavior in their own homes and communities.

Developed by top behavior experts, PTRF is a highly effective intervention model that helps familiespreventbehavior problems in children ages 2-10,teachproactive communication and social skills, andreinforcepositive behavior. In this expertly organized book, you'll discover how to take on the role of PTRF facilitator to meet each family's unique needs, and you'll get a clear 5step process for guiding families as they promote their child's positive behavior (see below). With this comprehensive, adaptable model of behavior support, you'll strengthen family engagement, set each child on the path to healthy socialemotional development, and improve quality of life for the entire family.


  1. Initiating the process.Establish a partnership with the family, and then work together to set individualized goals and develop a vision for the child's future.
  2. Assessment.Guide the family through the steps of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) to uncover the triggers and functions behind the child's behavior.
  3. Intervention.Using results of the FBA, help the family choose from a menu of intervention options to build a behavior support plan that meets their specific needs.
  4. Coaching.Conduct meetings with the family, acting as cheerleader and coach and guiding the family to implement the behavior support plan with fidelity in home and community settings.
  5. Monitoring.Review behavioral data with the family to monitor how well the plan is being implemented and whether the child is making progress.

PRACTICAL MATERIALS:Practical, printable forms (including a Behavior Rating Scale for data collection, Assessment Checklists, Behavior Support Plan Summary, Fidelity of Strategy Implementation Form, and complete PTRF Plan Implementation Guide), plus extended case examples that walk you through the PTRF steps and bring the process to life.

Glen Dunlap, Ph.D., Research Professor, Division of Applied Research and Educational Support (DARES), Department of Child & Family Studies, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612-3899Dr. Dunlap is a research professor at the University of South Florida, where he works on several research, tra...
Title:Prevent-teach-reinforce For Families: A Model Of Individualized Positive Behavior Support For Home…Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 8, 2016Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1598579789

ISBN - 13:9781598579789

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

About the Forms
About the Authors
ForewordAnn Turnbull
  1. Introduction to PreventTeachReinforce for Families (PTRF)
  2. How to Work with Families
    Appendix: Case Examples
  3. Initiating the PTRF Process
    Appendix: Case Examples
  4. PTRF Assessment (Functional Behavioral Assessment)
    Appendix: Case Examples
  5. PTRF Intervention
    Appendix: Case Examples
  6. Coaching the Family to Implement Plans with Fidelity
    Appendix: Case Examples
  7. Using Data and Next Steps
    Appendix: Case Examples
Intervention Guide