Fair but Firm is a behavior management program that empowers adults by providing them with the skills they need to improve their interactions with children who have behavior problems.


little cute girl is pointing remote to tv to change change channel. There is a shallow depth of field.It is adaptable to group homes, residential treatment facilities, therapeutic day schools, foster homes, transitional living programs, community service arrangements and other settings.

Our professional training program is customizable to the needs of the organization and can range from a two-hour session to a three-day comprehensive workshop. Training is designed to provide concrete, practical information to caretakers, teachers, therapists, child welfare specialists, in-home service providers, residential staff and others who work with children and adolescents who have behavioral issues.

Once staff members are trained in the Fair but Firm behavioral program, they can teach parents the technique to help them improve their interactions with their children. The model is flexible enough to support children with a wide range of behaviors—from “typical” child and adolescent problems to extreme problems.

We have provided Fair but Firm training to the following organizations:
  • Advocate Health System's Behavioral Health Conference
  • Arden Shore – Child and Family Services
  • Catholic Charities
  • Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)
  • Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
  • Family Counseling Services of Aurora
  • FOCUS House
  • FRED Support Group
  • Genesis Therapy
  • Grand Prairie Services
  • House Calls Counseling
  • Jewish Children and Family Services (JCFS)
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • Illinois School Counselor Association
  • Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Kenneth Young
  • Leyden Family Services
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board
  • One Hope United
  • Pillars
  • Shelter Inc.
  • Uhlich Children’s Home
  • Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services (WAYS)
  • Will County
Schools and Districts include:
  • Cary
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Deerfield
  • Deerpath Middle School East
  • Everett Elementary School
  • Gifford School
  • Glenbrook School District
  • Highland Park
  • Lake Forest School District
  • Hawthorn Aspen School
  • Mundelein High School
  • New Hope Academy
  • New Trier
  • North Shore Academy
  • School District 30
  • Vernon Hills