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Positive Behaviour Support Services - North

Sources Positive Behaviour Support Services in Northern BC covers the top 2/3 of the province.  The service area is from Quesnel, north to the Yukon boundary, and from Haida Gwaii east to the Alberta boundary. Our main office is located in Prince George.  This office serves comminities from Quesnel to Houston, as well as out to Valemount.  There is an outreach office in Terrace, which serves Haida Gwaii through to Smithers and Telkwa.  Our other outreach office is located in Fort St. John, which serves Mackenzie through to Fort Nelson.



Waitlist Consultation:

Families and other “caregivers” who have been accepted onto the PBSS waitlist, awaiting In Home Consultation, are encouraged to call to make Waitlist Consultation appointments, as needed. Waitlist Consultation appointments are one-hour long appointments offered as needed (maximum one hour per week). These appointments are booked on a first come first serve basis. Each appointment is one on one with a Consultant and provides an opportunity for families and other caregivers to seek support in order to address current needs, continue with programs already in place and to create materials needed for suggested strategies/programs. Topics for the Waitlist Consultation appointments are chosen entirely by the family or others booking the time.

Waitlist Consultation appointments are only booked in advance, so please call ahead to ensure the availability of the Consultant. Out of town families can access Waitlist Consultation appointments via the telephone, if they are not able to travel to the community where the Waitlist Consultation appointments are being held.



In Home Consultation:

In-Home Consultation is a parent focused Positive Behaviour Support program. The goals of In-Home Consultation are to teach the parents of children with a Developmental Disability the skills that they require to teach their children skills and to reduce inappropriate behaviours.

A family receiving In Home Consultation is offered up to 130 hours of direct time, to use over a one-year period. Once the family has used their 130 hours, or the year is up, that family is finished with the In Home Consultation component of service.

Time spent providing service to the family is considered direct time. This includes time spent conducting assessments, planning, liaising with others, creating materials, writing reports, and meeting with the family. A consultant typically meets with the family for up to 2 hours every 2 weeks. However, families can schedule appointments as it best meets their needs over the one-year period. Direct time does not include travel to and from the family’s house.

Families residing in communities outside of the Consultant’s home community will typically receive a visit from their consultant once per month. The consultant may provide several hours (2 to 6) of intensive consultation and training during each visit, so that the family continues to receive the same level of service as families within the Consultant’s home community. Regular and more frequent contact would be maintained via phone, email, and mail.

Outlying areas (i.e., Haida Gwaii, Dease Lake, Fort Nelson), that require extensive time and cost to travel to, receive In Home Consultation 3 times per year. The consultant will provide several days of intensive consultation and training. Regular and more frequent contact would be maintained via phone, email, and mail.



Follow-up Consultation:

Families and other “caregivers” who have completed their year of In Home Consultation, are encouraged to call to make Follow-up Consultation appointments, as needed. Follow-up Consultation appointments are one-hour long appointments offered as needed (maximum one hour per week). These appointments are booked on a first come first serve basis. Each appointment is one on one with a Consultant and provides an opportunity for families and other caregivers to seek support in order to address current needs, continue with programs already in place and to create materials needed for suggested strategies/programs. Topics for the Follow-up Consultation appointments are chosen entirely by the family or others booking the time.

Follow-up Consultation appointments are only booked in advance, so please call ahead to ensure the availability of the consultant. Out of town families can access Follow-up Consultation appointments via the telephone, if they are not able to travel to the community where the Follow-up Consultation appointments are being held.



Library Resources:

Sources Positive Behaviour Support in Northern B.C. offers a library of resources available to residents of Northern B.C. (Quesnel and North), with the main library housed in the Prince George office. Smaller selections are available in our outreach locations. Sensory items, printed articles, books, videos, as well as several newsletters and journals are generally available on a two-week loan basis (note: some resources are reference only). For families living outside Prince George, the items can be mailed to the borrower, however, it is the borrower’s responsibility to return the items, at their cost. For a full listing of resources available please refer to the Resource Library Listing found in this information package, contact one of our three locations or ask your consultant.

For a full list of our library resources click here or call the Prince George office (250-561-1194) for a paper copy.