Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

191  University of North Texas  (84487)

Principal Investigator: Dracobly,Joseph Daniel

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 278,248

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: - 8/31/21

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Behavior Analysis

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Col of Health & Public Servic

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Behavior Analysis Resource Center: Assessment and Analysis in a Clinical Setting for Staff of Denton State Supported Living Center

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Program Title: N/A


1.1.1 (SAM); IRB Protocol #16-055; The University of North Texas agrees to provide behavioral services from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for a client caseload of high risk individuals residing at Denton SSLC. The BCBA will provide service for a maximum of 32 individuals. As a research and service project, BARC will conduct routine empirical evaluations of these services, with the goals of identifying cutting-edge best practices, to be shared with the broader behavior analytic community via presentations and publications. Performing Agency agrees to work with the DSSLC Competency and Training Department (CTD) to present Positive Behavior Management Training (PBMS 1) and Advanced Positive Behavior Management and Supports Training (PBMS 2) for all new DSSLC employees not to exceed 32 hours per month. As part of this training, BARC will continue to conduct empirical evaluations of the training materials, to identify new, highly effective . As part of these evaluations, BARC will regularly disseminate these findings to the broader behavior analytic community via presentations and publications. BARC will continue to conduct empirical evaluations of, and make data-based revisions to, the “On the Job Training” (OJT) course for new facility staff that continues the Positive Behavior Management series. Performing Agency will train the Behavioral Health Assistants (BHAs), as well as Behavior Health Specialists (BHS) and Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), from the Receiving Agency to teach the OJT training. In addition to the clinical services, this clinic will continue to conduct empirical evaluations that lead to the development and refinement of both the role of basic processes in behavior disorders and cutting-edge practices for behavior-analytic service delivery. This will involve both translational and applied research on the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders.

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