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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Couple Launches Books, Company to Help Black Families & Educators to Understand Mental Health Disorders

By Arthia Nixon, The Ambassador Agency

Arthur and Shanita Hairston

Nationwide — After working with children with autism, mental health, and behavior-related disorders as a teacher, Arthur Hairston and his wife Shanita have officially launched their company North Florida Behavior Consultants which offers training and solutions to schools, families, and individuals with developmental delays. He is also writing books for adults and children to help them understand such disorders.

At 32-years-old Arthur, BCBA, M.Ed says that he launched the company for families who needed the help and also to help educators who may not be trained in certain areas to deal with the disorders students may present.

“Having worked as a teacher, then a dean of students, plus helping families in foster care and adoption, I realized that certain demographics had different challenges,” Arthur said. “I always knew I wanted to use my acquired skills to hit the underserved and African-American areas because so many families just are not aware of what they can receive in terms of help when it comes to dealing with children who have behavior issues. I want to break that stigma that we as a community don’t seek help. It’s not just a child being bad. There are so many other factors we need to look into to help a child.”

Arthur is now writing books for children, parents and educators to help with understanding behavior patterns. His first children’s book Cloe Has A Tantrum was released in April 2022 and made Amazon’s top 10 bestseller list in the disabilities and emotional behavior categories. His book for teachers, Behavior Management: Practical Applications To Apply To Your Classroom, will be released in October 2022.

In the meantime, he continues in-person trainings, seminars, consultations, and speaking engagements.

For more information, please visit NorthFLBC.com

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