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“When I first started in ABA, I was taught that if a kid threw a shoe at me, I should turn away from them because they wanted my attention. And you know what? As problematic as that approach was, it usually worked. When I became a foster parent, I was taught that if a child threw a shoe at me, I should hug them because they needed my love. And you know what? It often worked. Over time those kids stopped throwing their shoes as their attachment became more secure. But, sometimes they didn't. And no one had answers for families who parented kids from hard places who couldn't be ignored or loved out of throwing their shoes. That’s why I developed this model.” 

-Saundra Bishop, MS, BCBA, LBA


The Trauma Informed ABA Handbook is an interactive guide designed for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), School Behavior Support Specialists, school psychologists, therapists, and anyone who writes behavior plans. It applies to children that have experienced trauma events.


This handbook takes the reader from start to finish through a comprehensive Trauma-Informed Behavioral Intervention by following several student examples and the reader's own student example. The handbook moves through with traditional ABCs, then to Trauma-Informed Setting Event Interventions, creating Trauma-Informed behavior interventions, and ending with Trauma-Informed Consequences (with several stops along the way). By the end of the handbook, users will have the skills and the physical tools to independently create their own Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions. 


This handbook can be used on its own or in conjunction with the one hour, three hour, or six hour Trauma Informed ABA webinar courses on the BASICS ABA Therapy website:


Acclaimed public speaker, BCBA, Clinical Trauma Professional, and field practitioner Saundra Bishop, BCBA, LBA, CCTP has created an incredible resource. Her approach using behavior analytic principles and trauma informed ABA make this a must for all providers.


The Trauma Informed Behavior Management Handbook

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