Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Alliance Behavioral Healthcare 
4600 Emperor Boulevard
Durham, NC 27703

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Michelle Harper, Network Management Coordinator 
Vaya Health 
828-225-2785 ext 5000 

David Pitonyak presents Beyond Behaviors

David Pitonyak is interested in positive approaches to difficult  behaviors. He believes that difficult behaviors are "messages" which can tell us important things about a person and his or her surroundings. Understanding the "meaning" of an individual's difficult behaviors is the first step in supporting the person (and the person's supporters) to change.  

David also believes (to paraphrase Jean Clark), that a “person’s needs are best met by people whose needs are met.” Supporting a person with difficult behaviors begins with an honest assessment of the needs of the person’s supporters. Creating more responsive human services is possible only when we take responsibility for problems of the workplace culture. A healthy organization is an organization that invites all of its members to take an active role in decisionmaking, provides support to each member as defined by the member, and evaluates its success by the degree to which it lives up to its promises.     



A resident of Blacksburg, Va., David Pitonyak offers trainings throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, England and the Republic of Ireland. He helps families, guardians, caregivers and professionals learn to listen to an individual’sbehaviors that are simply “messages” which can reveal important information about people’s lives and the first step inhelping the individual to find a new and healthier story.

The cost to attend is $25 and the fee includes lunch

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