Field Comment: Behavior Support and Management Standards

Participate in this important update! Review the drafts of our updated standards for Behavior support and management services by February 16!


Last fall, COA convened two panels of subject matter experts and representatives from the field to review and update the Behavior Support and Management standards.

The purpose of this review was to emphasize best practices in behavior and support management. Some of the focus of these updates includes creating a more collaborative approach to behavior support planning, emphasizing the use of proactive interventions prior to the need for a crisis response (such as calling the police or a restrictive intervention), and approach behavior support treatment through a trauma-informed lens. In addition, we have limited the scope of BSM to addressing personnel specifically and have integrated BSM for resource families into an upcoming Foster and Kinship Care update (so don’t be alarmed when you see that everything pertaining to “foster parents” has been removed). 

Send Us Your Feedback by February 16, 2018. Recognition of your contribution will be listed on our website. 

The standards will be open for field comment until Friday, February 16th, 2018. At that point we will begin incorporating your feedback into the final drafts of the standards.

There are a couple of ways you can send us feedback, but let’s start with getting you a draft of the standards, click here.

You can provide feedback by:

  1. Commenting directly on the draft through tracked changes, save the draft, and then email it to Isabelle Leventhal.
  2. If you read through the draft and decide that you have a few overarching comments, then you can feel free to email Isabelle Leventhal.
  3. You can also read through the standards and respond to this survey with prompts on specific areas I have questions about. 
  4. Or a variety of all 3! You decide! The only wrong way to give feedback is by giving none at all, so do whatever is easiest for you.

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