Giving At-Risk Parents a Real Chance Through Parenting Training ~ 3/13/19 ~

Giving At-Risk Parents a Real Chance Through Parenting Training

Maurice Feldman, Ph.D., C. Psych, BCBA-D

When Dr. Feldman originally presented this webinar, it was the first webinar that ABAC had attempted to secure additional CE options for. Why? Because the content of this webinar, while rooted deeply in behavior analysis, is important for all professionals that provide support to parents who may have difficulty maintaining custody of their children. This was the first real beyond autism webinar that ABAC ever presented and Adrienne has asked Dr. Feldman to present this webinar a number of times over the years. It is an honor to bring Maurice Feldman, a world leading expert on parents with learning difficulties and their children and the creator of the evidence-based Step-by-Step© Parenting Program, back to ABAC to present during our 5th Year “webinarversary” month.

 Live Event Information:

  • Date: Wednesday, 3/13/19
  • Time: 6:00-9:00pm eastern standard time

Recording Information:

  • This webinar is presented LIVE and will be recorded. All registrants have the opportunity to attend LIVE and/or view the recording during the 5 day limited access period that begins the day after the live webinar.
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In this 3-hour workshop, Dr. Feldman will describe the Step-By-Step Parenting Program – a behavioral, evidence-based assessment and intervention approach to working with families when the parents, who often are labelled as having learning difficulties, are at risk for neglectful child care. Children of these parents represent a significant proportion of child protection cases and are often put in care. Behavioral parent training can help reunite and positively impact families.  Dr. Feldman will present a contextual parenting model that underlies the comprehensive, competence-based parenting assessment that he will describe and illustrate through case examples. Dr. Feldman then will focus on empirically-supported strategies to teach parenting skills. Attendees may request the Step-By-Step Parenting Program Manual free-of-charge.

Learning Objectives: 

After attending this event

  • Participants will be able to describe variables that may hinder or support parenting by persons with learning difficulties.
  • Participants will be able to describe the important components of a comprehensive parenting capacity assessment for parents with learning difficulties.
  • Participants will be able to describe the important components of evidence-based behavioral parenting education for parents with cognitive limitations.


Continuing Education and Professional Development:

  • Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts:  3 type II CEs LIve or Recording 
  • Psychologists: 3 CEs for Live or recording 
  • Social Workers/Certified Counselors: 3 CEs LIVE ONLY
  • Teachers/RBTs/Other professionals: This event may be eligible for continuing education or professional development hours. Speak with a representative at your organization or your supervisor for approval.

For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

Dr. Maurice Feldman is Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Applied Disability Studies at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He is a registered psychologist in Ontario since 1979 and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Doctoral) since 2004. He is a world leading expert on parents with learning difficulties and their children. He has over 100 peer-review publications and 300 invited addresses, talks and workshops, many of which are on the topic of parents with learning difficulties and their children. He co-authored (with Marjorie Aunos) the first book on parenting capacity assessments for parents with learning difficulties (NADD Press). The evidence-based Step-by-Step© Parenting Program he developed and evaluated is emulated worldwide. Dr. Feldman also focuses on assessments and interventions for persons with ASD and IDD. He has co-designed and validated (with Rebecca Ward) the Parent Observation of Early Markers Scale (POEMS) that detects early signs of possible ASD in infants as young as 9 months old. He is the senior member of a research team (led by Dr. Tricia Vause) that has developed an innovative intervention for children with ASD and obsessive-compulsive behaviors that combines CBT and ABA.

He is a Brock University Distinguished Researcher and is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. He held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Investigator Award and the Brock University Chancellor’s Chair of Research Excellence. He was the first recipient of both the Ontario Association for Developmental Disabilities and The Association for Successful Parenting Awards for Research Excellence. He received the United States National Distinguished Disability Researcher Award. He was a special advisor to the United States President’s Committee on Intellectual Disabilities, a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney (Australia) and the British Psychological Society. His research was cited in an Amici Curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on a case adjudicating parenting rights of persons with intellectual disabilities. He serves as a consultant to several government departments and service providers and conducts parenting capacity assessments for parents with learning difficulties. His work has been covered in the Canadian and U.S. media.

Presenter Disclosure Statement

Maurice Feldman receives royalties for his book, which will be discussed during the webinar, Comprehensive Competence-Based Parenting Capacity Assessment for Parents with Learning Difficulties, Feldman, M.A. & Aunos, M. (20100, Kingston, NY: NADD Press

6:00 pm: Introduction
6:05 pm: Presentation begins
7:30 pm: 10 minute break
7:40 pm: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
7:50 pm: Presentation resumes
8:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
9:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes

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Cancellation, missed webinar, and grievance policy information

Before continuing make please note:
  • Not all webinars offer continuing education credit hours to certain professionals. Check each webinar for more information.
  • No CE credit is provided for the Free ABACLive Cambridge Center Series webinars or for university/college class supplemental material.
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Attendance Codes:

Participants are required to attend the entire webinar.  ABAC presenters embed codes randomly within their webinar. These are not hidden. The codes are read out loud and left on the screen for about 20s. The codes are not case sensitive. You must write them down or other wise record them as participants must submit the codes via our attendance code submission form following the webinar to ensure attendance.


In addition, participants are required to pass a post-test with 80% accuracy.


The moderator will present a visual model of how to access the post-test, evaluation, and code-submission form at the end of the webinar.

Each of these are formatted as online forms and are available after the live event and for the duration of the recording access period.

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If you are unable to attend a webinar, please email Adrienne at as soon as you can. We will not accept cancellations within 1 hour of the webinar start time.  If your cancellation is received prior to 1 hour before the event, we are happy to move you into another webinar or issue a refund. Please check make sure you know how long the webinar recording is available for. Most events are recorded and access is granted for up to 5 days. We will no longer offer transfers to other classes if you miss the webinar.

In the rare event ABAC must cancel a webinar due to low enrollment or presenter conflict, an email will be sent to all individuals who have already signed up arranging an transfer to another webinar or a refund.

Missed Webinar and Grievance Policy

ABAC, Inc, it’s owner, and employees do not receive royalties or non-financial benefits for the sale of any books or products authored by our guest speakers unless Adrienne Fitzer is listed as co-editor or author.