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San Juan
Laurel Ruff
5325 Garfield Ave
Sacramento, CA 95841
Google Map Location
(916) 971-7586
Fax: (916) 331-1634

San Juan Unified District Office
3738 Walnut Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 971-7700

Laurel Ruff Center » Positive Behavior Support » Behavioral Modification Information for professionals

Behavioral Modification Information for professionals

Information for educators and other professionals

As professionals and educators in our community one of our goals should be to foster personal growth in the individuals that we serve in our community. This page is devoted to offering information on different types of resources. You will find different links to research, journal articles, websites, trainings books and other important sources that might help you.


If you come across articles or other pieces of valuable information please feel free to email me with the link so that I can share this information on this website. heidi.hostetler@sanjuan.edu


Socialization groups will begin the week of September 27th at the following schools: Laurel Ruff Center, Star King, and Twin Lakes the week of September 27th. If you have a student who might be interested in one of the groups offered on their campus please contact me at the above email.

Related Links

  • http://www.pent.ca.gov/
    The Positive Environments, Network of Trainers is a California Positive Behavior Initiative designed to provide information and resources for educators striving to achieve high educational outcomes through the use of proactive positive strategies. Evidence-based positive practices and helpful information is disseminated statewide through this website. On this website you will find information about behavioral trainings, legal issues, mental health resources, and different behavioral forms/documents.

  • http://www.camft.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ConferenceWorkshops/AnnualConference/SponsorExhibitorProspectus1/SponsorExhibitorProspectus.pdf
    CAMFT’s 46th Annual Conference - April 2010: FACING, EMBRACING, AND HONORING, OURSELVES AND OUR COMMUNITIES. Los Angeles, CA. For more information go to www.camft.org Featured Keynotes and Special Guests Thursday, April 22, 2010 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. William Doherty, Ph.D., MFT “Working with Ambivalent Couples on the Brink of Divorce” Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D. “Microaggressive Impact on Mental Health Practice: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation” Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D. “Honoring Other: Creating Home in an Era of Psychological Homelessness” Mary Riemersma, MBA, CAE Annual Business Meeting and Legislative and Regulatory Update Anita L. Allen, Ph.D., J.D. “Still Living with Difference: True Stories from Life and Law” Paris Michele Finner-Williams, Ph.D., L.P., J.D. “Marriage: Not Easily Broken”

  • http://www.activeparenting.com
    A good resource for clinicians or teachers who are looking for help or information on parenting skills or who would like to facilitate a parent education class. All Active Parenting Programs are built to help educators with teaching successful online parenting classes and making parent workshops succeed without the stress of designing their own program. Active Parenting offers a variety of programs customized for children of different age groups.

  • http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
    National Institute of Mental Health: If you are interested in the latest research in the field of mental health, this is the place to go. The site also includes mental health information on its " For the Public" page.

  • http://www.autistas.org/pecs.htm
    This website offers free PECS pictures to download. There are about 27 pages of pictures that range in numerous differnt tasks. The site is in spanish but the PECS pictures are all in english. This is a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, and individuals working with the PECS system.

  • http://www.sanjuan.edu/files/filesystem/competing%20behavior%20pathway%20template%20.pdf
    Competing Behavior Pathway Forms

  • http://www.apbs.org/files/competingbehav_prac.pdf
    The following article is information on the Competing Behavior Pathway model including examples on how to use this. Abstrct: The purpose of the series on PBS Practices is to provide information about important elements of positive behavior support. PBS Practices are not specific recommendations for implementation, and they should always be considered within the larger context of planning, assessment and comprehensive support.

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