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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) Of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 41. Regulation Governing Juvenile Group Homes and Halfway Houses
1/27/2022

6VAC35-41-1300. Behavior support.

A. Each facility shall have a procedure regarding behavior support plans for use with residents who need supports in addition to those provided in the facility's behavior management program that addresses the circumstances under which such plans shall be utilized. Such plans shall support the resident's self-management of his own behavior and shall include:

1. Identification of positive and problem behavior;

2. Identification of triggers for behaviors;

3. Identification of successful intervention strategies for problem behavior;

4. Techniques for managing anger and anxiety; and

5. Identification of interventions that may escalate inappropriate behaviors.

B. Individualized behavior support plans shall be developed in consultation with the:

1. Resident;

2. Legal guardian, if applicable;

3. Resident's parents, if applicable;

4. Program director;

5. Placing agency staff; and

6. Other applicable individuals.

C. Prior to working alone with an assigned resident, each staff member shall review and be prepared to implement the resident's behavior support plan.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-24 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2014.

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