Behavior Management

Our Philosophy

The purpose of all the Four Rivers services is to assist persons served in “attaining self dependence and natural interdependence, inclusion in normal life experiences and opportunities and general life enrichment” as stated in the Mission statement. Four Rivers’ Behavior Management team encourages least restrictive, non-punitive methods and positive supports to assist individuals in behavior that would allow them to be included in their communities. To accomplish this, one of the primary goals of Behavior Management is to teach and reinforce behavior which promotes each individual’s opportunity for personal growth and development.

Our Service Area

Four Rivers now provides Behavior Management Services through the Medicaid Waiver program in all of the counties that we are approved to serve under the waiver program and they are the following:
Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Pike, Posey, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vigo and Warrick.

Our Approach

Four Rivers’ Behavior Management Team believes taking a “team approach” is the best method. The “team approach” is always used when developing a plan by listening to input and then basing the plan on the individual’s needs. The team strives to come into every planning meeting with an objective and no pre-conceived mindset. Every plan is developed to be simple, easy to follow and based on the individual’s needs. When providing Behavior Management Services to consumers from other providers, the team always considers the agencies’ plans and philosophies.

Our Team

Dan Winemiller, MSSW, QMRP, LCSW
Dan first came to Four Rivers in 2006 as a QMRP and was instrumental in assisting Four Rivers in developing the Behavior Management Services through the Medicaid Waiver program. Dan has experience working with individuals within Four Rivers’ residential program, as well as, other residential providers, school systems and special education co-op’s. Dan previously worked as an Independent Waiver Case Manager and has prior experience providing direct care in group home settings, working with other behavioral providers and Child Protective Services. Dan has an extensive educational background which includes a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana and a Master’s of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville. He is very involved with the consumers and families he works with and does a lot of hands-on work such as observations at home or in places where the consumer spends time, training staff and family members and attending appointments/meetings as requested. Dan is certified as a Crisis Prevention and Intervention instructor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In addition, he has previous experience in providing individual therapy including anger management services. He also routinely teaches classes to Community Living staff and participates on the Four Rivers’ Investigation Team.

 

Kaci Meadors, MS, NCC, QMRP
Kaci has an extensive background working as a Child and Adolescent Therapist and providing inpatient and outpatient services to a variety of individuals, including individuals with developmental disabilities. She also provided Crisis Intervention to children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. In addition, she has worked as a substitute teacher, and a teaching assistant within a special education co-op. She has an Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Indiana and a Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Indiana State University. Kaci has been certified as a National Board Certified Counselor and a Crisis Prevention and Intervention instructor. Kaci has been very involved with Four Rivers by teaching orientation classes, assisting with the Human Rights Committee and the Investigation Team.

 

Lindsay Travelstead Fazio, Ph.D., HSPP
Lindsay is Four Rivers’ Level 1 Behavior Management provider. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in both Indiana and Illinois. Lindsay has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, a Master’s of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Indiana State University and she holds a Doctorate of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University, as well. Lindsay has prior experience providing mental health training to family doctors at Union Hospital. Lindsay also has experience in medical psychology, crisis intervention, assessments, evaluations and consultations at Union Hospital.