This strand is designed for schools that are either early in the implementation of school-wide PBIS or have been implementing for multiple years. The focus of this strand will be to provide participants with a framework of sustaining effective PBIS practices in schools. 1. Understand and implement strategies to sustain school-wide PBIS in schools. 2. Develop methods to increase the effectiveness of school-wide PBIS at the classroom level. 3. Understand and implement strategies for individual populations of children. 4. Understand and implement strategies for building district-level capacity to sustain school-wide PBIS.
ABCs of PBIS
This strand is designed for schools in the initial stages of implementing school-wide PBIS. The focus of this strand will be the development and employment of a school-wide PBIS plan. 1. Understand how to change the culture of discipline in schools from reactive to preventative. 2. Understand the importance of focusing on “prevention in schools” rather than simply “being positive.” 3. Understand the difference between “rewards” and “recognition” and why recognition is more effective. 4. Develop the five essential components of school-wide PBIS: expectations, routines, discipline procedures, recognition, and data collection. 5. Establish an effective and efficient data collection system to gather critical data that will save staff/administration time.
PBIS Individualized Intervention
This strand is designed for schools implementing school-wide PBIS seeking individualized interventions for difficult populations. The focus of this strand will be to develop interventions to be deployed in schools for more students who need more intense interventions: 1. Understand and implement intense strategies to support students with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome through school-wide PBIS. 2. Understand and implement intense strategies to support students with emotional and behavioral disorders through school-wide PBIS. 3. Understand and implement peer-to-peer interventions to support difficult populations of students. 4. Understand and implement intense strategies to support students at risk through school-wide PBIS.
PBIS Mental Health
This strand is designed for schools seeking infusing behavioral/mental health into a tiered PBIS system. The focus of this strand will be to develop the Interconnected System’s Framework (ISF) in schools: 1. Understand and implement strategies to identify students with behavioral health needs. 2. Understand and implement evidence-based practices within an ISF. 3. Understand and connect with the expertise of clinicians to improve student outcomes.
This strand is designed for schools that are seeking to align school safety plans with school wide PBIS implementation. The focus of this strand will be to provide participants with sustainable school safety strategies that can be utilized in accordance with PBIS implementation plans. 1.Understand and implement strategies that create safe and supportive environments for all students. 2. Understand and implement data integration strategies to guide in the program planning of universal interventions that impact school safety. 3.Understand school safety planning categorized by Prevention/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. 4. Understand and implement an effective Stakeholders Network that includes Students, Staff, Parents and Community.