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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS Implementation Training Overview

Are you ready to implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at your school?  The Stanislaus County Office of Education is offering a three-year training and implementation program that will help your school implement and sustain PBIS.  Each year will include four days of training to prepare and equip site leadership teams to implement schoolwide PBIS using the blueprint published by the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

What outcomes are associated with effective implementation of PBIS?
Schools that implement PBIS with integrity and durability have learning environments that:

  • Are less reactive, aversive, dangerous and exclusionary
  • Are more engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive
  • Address classroom management and disciplinary issues (attendance, tardiness, disruptive behavior)
  • Improve supports for students whose behaviors require more specialized assistance (emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health)
  • Most importantly, maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students

PBIS schools organize their evidence-based behavioral practices and systems into an integrated collection, or a multi-tiered system of supports framework. This three-tiered prevention logic requires that all students receive supports at the universal or primary tier.  If the behavior of some students is not responsive, more intensive behavioral supports are provided, in the form of a group contingency (selected or secondary tier) or a highly individualized plan (intensive or tertiary tier).

Begin this year to implement a system to organize and expand on evidence-based strategies to reduce discipline rates, promote a positive school climate and improve student achievement.  PBIS is an effective strategy to include in Local Control Accountability Plans as it effectively addresses multiple priorities, especially student achievement, student engagement and positive school climate.  A well-trained and organized leadership team can help ensure effective and sustainable implementation.

What does training look like?
PBIS implementation is driven by school teams representative of the school environment, with five to eight members including the site administrator, teachers, classified staff, counselor and a parent.  This team participates in PBIS training that is broken down in to the universal level (Tier 1), secondary level (Tier 2) and tertiary level (Tier 3):

  • Tier 1 Universal PBIS training involves four days of training for the PBIS site team; rules, expectations, acknowledgement systems and data decision making are covered
  • Tier 2 Secondary training covers targeted group interventions such as Check In Check Out; teams learn to review data on targeted group interventions and identify potential intensive individual intervention
  • Tier 3 Tertiary training is designed to support the individual student system with emphasis on practical function based assessments, behavior support plans and school-based wraparound supports

PBIS pyramid logo displays the 3 tiered program

Contact and Registration Information: To get more information, schedule a PBIS Overview Presentation for your site/district, or register for PBIS Implementation Training. Contact the PBIS Event Planning Specialist, (209) 238-1375 or PBIS [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] net.

Participating Districts: For access to training materials and handouts, contact PBIS Project Coordinator, eenz [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Erica Enz).