Our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) circulates multiple communities in support of individual families experiencing the symptoms of PTSD, Mental Disorders & Developmental Disabilities. A BCBA is a person with a certification in applied behavior analysis.
Mental & Behavioral Health are equally important parts of Community Health. To promote all three, we are led by a 2nd generation Haitian-American arborist, FL Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and BCBA whom is endorsed by The California Center for Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health; Sacramento, CA.
Infant mental health is the study of mental health as it applies to infants, toddlers, and their families. The field investigates optimal social and emotional development of infants and their families in the first three years of life. Mr. Steven is an Inaugural Member and Board Director of the California Association for Infant Mental Health (CalAIMH).
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science based on the use of learning principles to improve lives. The practice of ABA focuses on assessing the environmental influences on behavior, assessment-based intervention, and data-based decision making. ABA has been used to address the behavioral needs of consumers in multiple areas, including general and special education, organizational management and safety, gerontology, and many more. ABA is best known as being the leading evidence-based treatment approach for autism and other developmental disabilities.
Mr. Steven supports families experiencing atypical development indicators by treating the symptoms of pediatric through adolescent developmental disabilities and disorders. He has conducted over 250 behavioral interventions across 3 states for both individual families and public institutions. In recognition of his service to our Spanish-speaking community as Behavioral Health Board Vice Chairman, he is the 2019 recipient of the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services' "May is Mental Health Awareness Month” Community Service Award.
He serves on the policy committee which informs CalAIMH members of legislative and political issues affecting young children and families. They also support other organizations’ proposed legislation that will promote caregiver-child relational approaches to prevent and heal adversity in young children and families.
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"Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States today."
“When I read Innosanto Nagara’s Counting on Community children’s book, all I could envision were the ways in which Humboldt passionately shows up for community. Humboldt County is a special place. We are filled with natural beauty, relationships with depth and connection, and social services committed to helping children and families combat trauma and find ways to heal.”
This annual award is presented by the
Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services' Behavioral Health Board.
The award is presented once a year in recognition of individuals and groups
that have worked to improve mental health services in the community.
Steven was honored for his reliability in serving our children/ families and for his co-authorship of the following publications:
...provides an introduction to behavior analysis applications in education. Used to improve teaching and increase learning for more than 60 years, behavior analysis provides a scientific approach to designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction based on analyzing interactions between what the teacher does and student learning.
The North Coast Association of Mental Health Professionals is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization consisting of psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed educational psychologists, and registered interns of these professions.
NCAMHP was formed in 1993 to examine and respond to how managed care impacts the working relationship between clients and therapists. We have a goal to provide the highest standard of care for patients of mental health services.