OREGON INTERVENTION SYSTEM

The Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is Oregon’s system of training and implementing the principles of Positive Behavior Support and Intervention to staff that support adults and children with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) that may display challenging behaviors.
OIS and all materials produced by OIS are the property of the Oregon Department of Human Services – Office of Developmental Disability Services (DHS-ODDS). 

Class starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early

Location: 1880 Lancaster Dr. NE, STE 114, Salem, OR 97305

Curriculum General: (G), (C) level completed at the end of the 2nd day as needed

Notes: Cost is $106.00 + $30.00(for rental space, supplies and snacks) per person. Drinks and refreshments provided. Please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothing for the 2nd day for the physical skills techniques.

  1.  What type of certification do you need?
  2. Participant:  Curriculum only, no physical skills needed.
  3. General:  Includes curriculum and physical skills up to physical positioning.  You will learn how to get out of clothing grabs, pinches, scratches, hair pulls (no release), arm grabs and finger/thumb grabs etc.
  4. Crisis level thru belt shirt:  includes limb control and all variations of the belt shirt.
  5. The crisis level includes all higher-level skills.  These skills will only be taught on a need-to-know basis.
  6. For upper-level physical protective intervention techniques, their is an additional fee of $82.56 per hour, billed in 15-minute increments.

Refund policy: 2 weeks advance notice = full refund; 1 week or more = 50% refund 1 week or less = no refund

History

In 1989, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) assembled a task force to develop a behavior intervention system that would be effective in keeping vulnerable individuals safe when they engaged in dangerous behaviors. DHS wanted a system that would utilize non-aversive techniques, avoid the use of punishment, and maintain the dignity of all individuals. After evaluating scores of different systems from across the United States, DHS determined that the system that most closely embraced Oregon’s values was Professional Assault Response Training (PART©). Dr. Paul Smith, founder of PART©, worked with professionals in Oregon to adapt his training curriculum to meet the specific Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for the populations which the new system would serve. Oregon’s original adaptation of the curriculum, PART-Revised (PART-R©) eventually evolved into PART-Oregon (PART-OR), which then evolved into OIS and became the official system delivering positive behavioral support to adults and children with I/DD.

Values

Oregon’s efforts in behavior support promotes the Person-Centered philosophy and “Self-Determination” by emphasizing approaches which are individualized to the person receiving support and which value the person’s participation in the process of support planning. The issues that are important to the person and for the person are considered in any support planning process. Furthermore, OIS not only values inclusion, but active participation in the community in which an individual dwells.

OIS also embraces the principles of Positive Behavior Support and Intervention (PBSI), which was developed and researched at the University of Oregon and other institutions of higher learning. PBSI emphasizes fully assessing a behavior to identify the function or functions the behavior serves for the individual, and then developing supports, which will eventually render the behavior inefficient, ineffective, and irrelevant. These supports include making changes to the environment, which will reduce stress and uncertainty for the individual; teaching the individual more efficient and effective skills; and changing the way staff respond to the individual and the challenging behavior. PBSI focuses on a proactive (preventative) approach, reinforcing desired behaviors, without the use of punishment, intimidation, or any aversive intervention. The current OARs reflect all of these values.

Philosophical Foundation

OIS also embraces the principles of PBIS, which was developed and researched at the University of Oregon and other institutions of higher learning. PBIS emphasizes fully assessing a behavior to identify the function(s) the behavior serves for the individual, and then developing supports, which will eventually render the behavior inefficient, ineffective, and irrelevant. These supports include making changes to the environment, which will reduce stress and uncertainty for the individual; teaching the individual more efficient and effective skills; and changing the way staff respond to the individual and the challenging behavior. PBIS focuses on a proactive (preventative) approach, reinforcing desired behaviors, without the use of punishment, intimidation, or any aversive intervention.

The OIS curriculum is revised when necessary to reflect Evidenced Based Practices within the field of I/DD, integrating new research related to human behavior and support. The current OIS curriculum represents the most advanced integration of the principles of PBIS, Person-Centered Practices, Self-Determination, and community participation to date. The core principles in the OIS curriculum continue to emphasize proactive and preventative measures, which enhance an individual’s life; adherence to sound and proven Positive Behavioral Theory and practices; and as a last resort, the use of safe and effective safety interventions involving Physical Skills Techniques, which may include Protective Physical Interventions (PPIs) while maintaining the individual’s dignity.

Joanna Kindell

Joanna Kindell

Certified OIS Instructor

  • Mentor Independant Instructor C-Level
  • Adult Residential
  • Childrens Residential
  • Community Living Support
  • Foster Care