Gerry's Kids

Training & Consultation in Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

About Gerry

In nearly fifteen years at the University of Oregon’s Early Childhood CARES, I have worked with hundreds of families in a variety of contexts, including home/school interventions, direct work with young children (0-5), and facilitating parent groups as a certified parent trainer through The Incredible Years.

I have trained hundreds of teachers and other professionals at the local, state, and national level, including community preschool trainings in Lane County, conferences throughout Oregon and Washington, contract trainings for programs such as Nike Child Development Center and Denali Family Services in Anchorage, Alaska, and at CSEFEL/TACSEI’s National Training Institute in Florida.

I have also designed individual family services plans and behavior plans for young children, developed and presented teacher training modules focused on positive behavior support, sensory interventions, and coaching, and collaborated with educators, mental health providers, and a wide variety of agencies throughout the northwest.

I convene and facilitate Oregon’s statewide Social Emotional Work Group, a consortium of behavior specialists working together to develop, implement, and sustain Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (ECPBIS) systems.

I also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northwest PBIS Network, connecting early childhood and school-age PBIS systems and planning and arranging regional conferences and technical assistance.

I have worked with the Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services at Portland State University to develop training materials focused on applying adult learning and training techniques to ECPBIS curricula.