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Family Behavior Support Services



At MORA, we understand that parents, guardians, and family members may need some extra support when providing care for loved ones. MORA’s Family Behavior Support Services are customized to meet the needs of each family. Trainings are held 1:1, virtually or in-person, with the option of having up to 6 family members attend.


Trainings cover a variety of topics, including:

– Basic understanding of behaviors

– Strategies for prevention and de-escalation

– Physical intervention techniques up to and including manual restraint.

For more information on Family Behavior Support Services, contact the Mount Olivet Rolling Acres Training Department at Training@mtolivet-mora.org.


What families say about these services:

“MORA was very helpful in giving us better tools to best handle our child’s behavioral issues.  She has moderate diffuse developmental delay and being a teenager is now hard to control so the input they gave my husband and I was very helpful.”

“I was apprehensive of the Physical Intervention training, but Derek quickly put me at ease with his professional, friendly nature.  After I shared specifics and details,  he provided me with lots of situational practical information . (Derek knew some of the details of our story, but had me share info so he could get my take on things). Derek has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and he shared suggestions that I can implement. From his past experiences, he shared some great ways to diffuse aggression. Then we actually went through one-on-one scenarios (wearing masks of course) with Derek showing me how to position and react for physical intervention to use if/when needed.  They even took photos of our practice and emailed them, along with the specific point-by-point descriptions for dealing with various scenarios. I really enjoyed learning from Derek, and I came away with confidence that I can work through more difficult situations.”

“Our son has Autism and Intermittent Explosive behavior and is a big guy. We are past middle age and wish for him to live in our home as long as possible. We needed someone to help us better understand manage his behavior needs. To this end, we obtained a referral to MORA from our case worker. We worked with Derek for hands-on training to better learn how to physically subdue our son safely so as to avoid injury to him or us. Derek provided helpful suggestions on how to avoid further escalation. The insights were accurate and the suggestions were doable. We can now effectively enable our son to safely deescalate before becoming out of control. We are confident that individuals receiving education and training from MORA will gain valuable skills enabling them to better support persons with disabilities. One reason for the effectiveness of the training from MORA is that it is tailored to fit individual and family circumstances and needs. This has been the best, most effective training and consult we have ever received. We happily and without reservation recommend MORA for training and support for families with disabled persons.”