Project ECHO: Providing Education and Support to Caregivers of Children with Challenging Behavior

Contact: Katherine Bateman (
Core Function: Technical Assistance and Outreach Training

The purpose of this project is to provide education and support to parents, families and caregivers of children who engage in challenging behavior. This project seeks to provide parents with the education and support necessary to implement behavioral strategies and supports at home. Education and support are delivered using Project ECHO, a case-based telehealth learning program. This online platform provides opportunities for parents and caregivers to present difficult situations at home regarding challenging behavior to a group of parents with similar experiences, as well as other experts in the field, to brainstorm and develop sustainable interventions. Positive outcomes of this intervention include child, parent and family outcomes, as expertise is disseminated through this collaboration experience.