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Reflections from the Field: Positive Solutions for Families

When young children exhibit persistent challenging behavior, there are impacts to daily routines and activities that affect the quality of life for the child as well as the child’s family, teachers, classmates and other peers. This webinar will provide an introduction to how we can understand a child’s challenging behavior in regards to its form and function. Discussion and examples will be used to explain the importance of gathering functional data/information to establish a sensible and effective path to behavior support.


Aug 17, 2022


3:00 PM


1 hr

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NCPMI Presenter(s)

Ashley MacNish

Vanderbilt University

Ashley MacNish, MA, is an Educational Consultant for Vanderbilt University. In her role for the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Ashley provides training and technical assistance to programs implementing the Pyramid Model in early intervention. She uses her expertise to support product development and training for coaching, early intervention, and family engagement. She also provides training on coaching, social and emotional development, and home visiting practices for the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning.

Guest Presenter(s)

Geno Haffner

Regional Intervention Program (RIP), Tennessee

Geno Haffner is a Parent Case Manager at the Regional Intervention Program (RIP) in Nashville, TN. He uses his experience as the parent of an autistic child and as a graduate of RIP to guide clients through challenging behaviors using positive behavior management strategies and techniques.

Beth A. Lohne

Southern New Jersey Regional Early Intervention Collaborative

Beth A. Lohne has a long history within the New Jersey Early Intervention System having served more 18 years. Her journey began in 2004, when her youngest son was born with progressive hearing loss and a rare genetic condition. She was hired as a Family Support Coordinator at SNJREIC, and later as Manager of Family Support before becoming the Parent Liaison for the Procedural Safeguards Office (PSO) for the NJ Department of Health, NJ Early Intervention System (NJEIS), where she served for 7 years. In her Family Support role, Beth has worked collaboratively with families, to ensure family centered services at the state and local level while supporting the NJEIS mission and philosophy by ensuring appropriate timely early intervention services. She has assisted EI providers, local and state leadership at strategic planning levels on NJEIS quality improvement initiatives to increase family outcomes.

Jasmine Davis

Regional Intervention Program (RIP), Tennessee

Jasmine Davis is the Classroom Coordinator for the Regional Intervention Program (RIP). In this role, Jasmine works closely with families of young children who are experiencing challenging behaviors, teaching strategies and techniques to manage their child’s behavior through hands-on experience in the RIP classroom. Prior to this role, she served as a parent case manager at RIP upon graduating the RIP program with her son. Jasmine has a passion for supporting and empowering families.

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