Focused Assessment & Behavior Supports (FABS) Program

Assisting parents to learn positively-based behavioral interventions to support their children’s successful participation in the home and community.

Focused Assessment & Behavior Supports (FABS) Program

Assisting parents to learn positively-based behavioral interventions to support their children’s successful participation in the home and community.

Behavioral Dimensions

Learn about the Focused Assessment & Behavior Supports (FABS) Program

About the FABS Program

Many individuals struggle to apply skills taught in therapeutic services across multiple environments and with various individuals. The FABS program is designed to evaluate why a particular behavior continues to occur, and then develop Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS) with parents, so they are able to support their child’s use of appropriate or adaptive behaviors (e.g., expressing emotions, strengthening communication, developing play skills, using coping skills ‘in the moment’) and decrease the use of inappropriate or unsafe behaviors (e.g., upsets, tantrums, aggression, self-injury).

Family involvement is the key factor in the success of the FABS program. Caregivers learn skills necessary to obtain and maintain low rates of inappropriate or unsafe behaviors and high rates of appropriate and adaptive behaviors. Caregivers may be taught to develop and use any additional supports their child needs, as well as developing strategies to manage new behavioral issues. Caregivers can also access BDI’s specialized consultation in toilet training, eating issues, sleeping issues, and community activities.

Because every family is unique, our services are tailored to support your family’s needs specifically. We consider the family’s communication style, parenting practices, and individual family culture when developing supports. The level of service intensity is based on several factors, including the individual’s and family’s needs, the potential for behavioral escalation or deterioration, and further development of severe behaviors. Service intensity ranges from one session once or twice per month to 9-hours each week.

These services are available throughout Minnesota via telemedicine. We are able to support families in rural parts of the state who have sufficient internet and computer or tablet access through our HIPAA compliant systems.

FABS Program Update (August 2020):

The Focused Assessment and Behavior Supports Program is currently not accepting new clients. Please check our website periodically for updates and future openings to the FABS Program. Thank you for your patience.

Behavioral Dimensions

About the FABS Program

FABS Program Update August 2020:

The Focused Assessment and Behavior Supports Program is currently not accepting new clients. Please check our website periodically for updates and future openings to the FABS Program. Thank you for your patience.

Many individuals struggle to apply skills taught in therapeutic services across multiple environments and with various individuals. The FABS program is designed to evaluate why a particular behavior continues to occur, and then develop Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS) with parents, so they are able to support their child’s use of appropriate or adaptive behaviors (e.g., expressing emotions, strengthening communication, developing play skills, using coping skills ‘in the moment’) and decrease the use of inappropriate or unsafe behaviors (e.g., upsets, tantrums, aggression, self-injury).

Family involvement is the key factor in the success of the FABS program. Caregivers learn skills necessary to obtain and maintain low rates of inappropriate or unsafe behaviors and high rates of appropriate and adaptive behaviors. Caregivers may be taught to develop and use any additional supports their child needs, as well as developing strategies to manage new behavioral issues. Caregivers can also access BDI’s specialized consultation in toilet training, eating issues, sleeping issues, and community activities.

Because every family is unique, our services are tailored to support your family’s needs specifically. We consider the family’s communication style, parenting practices, and individual family culture when developing supports. The level of service intensity is based on several factors, including the individual’s and family’s needs, the potential for behavioral escalation or deterioration, and further development of severe behaviors. Service intensity ranges from one session once or twice per month to 9-hours each week.

These services are available throughout Minnesota via telemedicine. We are able to support families in rural parts of the state who have sufficient internet and computer or tablet access through our HIPAA compliant systems.

Common Questions About the FABS Program:

Who should receive this service?

FABS services are for children and adolescents with qualifying mental health disorders, such as autism, disruptive behavior disorder, reactive attachment disorder, and stereotypic movement disorder.

What is the time commitment?

BDI Mental Health Professionals will determine the level of intensity needed to remediate the presenting problems. The length of the skills training sessions will be determined by the team of professionals. Those shifts take place between 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

What is the length of service?

The length of treatment ranges significantly. Some family only need a few sessions, while other families may need long-term or ongoing support. We consider several factors, including the intensity of concerns, outcomes of past interventions and services, and the family’s schedule and needs.

Where do the services take place?

Services occur in the individual’s or family’s home. A caregiver needs to be in the home during the services. Some services may also be provided via Telehealth.

What type of participation is required by the family?

At least one family member needs to be available each week to participate in services. During this time, caregivers will work with mental health clinicians to collaboratively identify tools and develop strategies to obtain and maintain low rates of their child’s severe or concerning behavior. This requirement is ongoing throughout the length of the service.

Common Questions About the FABS Program:

Who should receive this service?

FABS services are for children and adolescents with qualifying mental health disorders, such as autism, disruptive behavior disorder, reactive attachment disorder, and stereotypic movement disorder.

What is the time commitment?

BDI Mental Health Professionals will determine the level of intensity needed to remediate the presenting problems. The length of the skills training sessions will be determined by the team of professionals. Those shifts take place between 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

What is the length of service?

The length of treatment ranges significantly. Some family only need a few sessions, while other families may need long-term or ongoing support. We consider several factors, including the intensity of concerns, outcomes of past interventions and services, and the family’s schedule and needs.

Where do the services take place?

Services occur in the individual’s or family’s home. A caregiver needs to be in the home during the services. Some services may also be provided via Telehealth.

What type of participation is required by the family?

At least one family member needs to be available each week to participate in services. During this time, caregivers will work with mental health clinicians to collaboratively identify tools and develop strategies to obtain and maintain low rates of their child’s severe or concerning behavior. This requirement is ongoing throughout the length of the service.

Contact Us

Our administrative office is located in St. Louis Park, MN. While we don’t have a center that families can come to, we do want to make it easy to get in touch with us.

Email

office@behavioraldimensions.com

Call Us

952.814.0207

Fax Us

952.938.8838

Mailing Address

7010 Highway 7, St. Louis Park, MN 55426

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Contact Us

Our administrative office is located in St. Louis Park, MN. While we don’t have a center that families can come to, we do want to make it easy to get in touch with us.

Email

office@behavioraldimensions.com

Call Us

952.814.0207

Fax Us

952.938.8838

Mailing Address

7010 Highway 7, St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Follow us on Social Media!