03 Mar Staff Spotlight: Evan Brown
EVAN BROWN, M.A., IBI, RBT
Position: Intensive Behavior Intervention Specialist, Registered Behavior Technician
Program: STARS, a program for youth with developmental and intellectual disabilities
Length of time at the YOC: 5 years
Hometown: Westfield, IN
Alma Mater: Ball State University for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
Evan’s role as an Intensive Behavior Intervention Specialist is to determine why kids behave in certain ways, and develop a plan to address the behavior. He offers training and guidance to staff in his program, especially when kids are acting out. He also provides training to parents to teach them how to model positive behaviors, use positive reinforcement, and address negative behavior in a constructive way. He is working to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst which will allow him to develop and implement programming plans as well as train other staff to be Registered Behavior Technicians themselves.