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Nurturing Positive Change: The Skill-Based Treatment Journey for Your Child's Well-being

Dealing with trauma in your child's life can feel overwhelming, but there's a beacon of hope called Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) (Hanley, 2020). SBT is all about helping your child develop essential life skills while ensuring their safety, dignity, and happiness.

Understanding the Skill-Based Treatment Journey

Imagine a process that focuses on building skills and fostering a sense of joy instead of just addressing problem behaviors. That's what SBT is all about. Let's explore the core values associated with SBT.

  1. Safety and Happiness: SBT puts your child's safety and happiness first. The process is designed to make them feel secure and at ease so they can learn and grow comfortably.

  2. Trust and Connection: We build a strong bond with your child, fostering trust and ensuring they're comfortable throughout the journey.

  3. Learning with Joy: Imagine your child learning with a smile on their face. SBT aims to create a joyful learning environment, making the journey enjoyable and engaging.

  4. Tailored for Your Child: The SBT journey starts with understanding your child's unique triggers, joys, and goals. This personalized approach ensures the best results for them.

  5. Practical and Real: SBT prepares your child for real life. No complicated methods, just simple, effective strategies.

Steps to a Brighter Future

Here's a breakdown of the key steps in the SBT journey:

  1. Building a Strong Foundation: We start by creating a safe and trusting environment where your child feels happy and relaxed.

  2. Understanding Triggers: We figure out what things trigger challenging behaviour and what your child loves. This helps us plan interventions that really work.

  3. Learning Important Skills: Your child learns valuable skills like communication, handling disappointment, and cooperating with directions.

  4. Transitioning Gracefully: We teach your child how to move from doing fun activities to more challenging ones smoothly.

  5. Tackling Challenges: As your child's skills grow, they learn to handle real-life challenges, like losing a game or facing unexpected situations.

Empowerment at Every Step

Through SBT, your child gains skills that empower them to handle challenges, tolerate discomfort, and embrace life's surprises. The best part? It's not just about your child—it's about you too. You'll feel supported, knowing that you're helping your child build a brighter future.

Skill-Based Treatment is a values-driven, joyful approach to healing from trauma. It's about empowering your child with skills, fostering trust, and ensuring their safety. With the SBT journey, you're not just helping your child grow—you're helping them thrive.

For more information about how SBT can help your child, contact us at to book a free consultation.


Hanley, G. (2020). ABA Practical Functional Assessment and Skill Based Treatment. On-Demand Course. FTF Behavioral Consulting. Worchester, MA.

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