Author ORCID Identifier


Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2023

Degree Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP

Second Advisor

Molly Tucker, MSW


The Center for Leadership in Disability has helped develop a Positive Behavior Support Parent Academy that offers caregivers a training program to help them address challenging behaviors among children who are 3-5 years old. There are currently five sessions in the training. For my capstone, I updated the curriculum by adding on to the last session to include healthy sleep routines, healthy eating routines, and a cultural awareness discussion. I focused the curriculum building on providing more of a ‘next step’ approach for families attending the academy. In addition to the curriculum updates, I provide information on next steps for the parent academy to make sure that there continues to be an impact on current and new participants roles as caregivers with children who have developmental challenges.


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