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Pennsylvania School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Resources

The following resources are Pennsylvania-specific. Keep watching for new resources as they are developed.


NEW! "Positive Behavior Support's Role in Keeping Students in School,' by Kathryn Poggi
August 2013, Pennsylvania Dropout Prevention Network Newsletter


PAPBS Video Presentation:

This video is an introduction to school-wide positive behavior support. Pennsylvania’s community of practice on school-based behavioral health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and its Bureau of Special Education, is pleased to share with you an overview of school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports. This video primarily features Pennsylvania schools and their efforts to reduce non-academic barriers to student achievement.  



Resources from the 2012 PAPBS Implementers' Forum

Closed-captioned videos of all keynote presentations and workshops


Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network Newsletters
Please feel free to print and distribute the newsletter as you like.

January 2011

July 2011

January 2012

September 2012

March 2013 

November 2013

NEW! May 2014


PAPBS Program Evaluation

NEW! 5th Annual Summary of Implementation and Effects on PAPBS Network Schools in years 2006-2013: 
  Powerpoint presentation.       http://media.pattanpgh.net:15238/1213SBBH 


January 2013: 4th Annual PA SWPBIS Executive Summary,  Fourth Annual PA School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Evaluation, by Timothy J. Runge, Mark J. Staszkiewicz, Stephen McFall & Krista Hunter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


2010-2011 Executive Summary, Third Annual PA School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Evaluation, by Timothy J. Runge, Mark J. Staszkiewicz, and Kevin H. O'Donnell, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Listen to the webinar about the evaluation, presented by Dr. Runge on January 31, 2012

Second Annual PA School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Evaluation: 2009-2010 Executive Summary, by Timothy J. Runge, Ph.D., NCSP, and Mark J. Staszkiewicz, Ed.D.



Miscellaneous Resources

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Pennsylvania, PA CASSP Newsletter, December 2011; features stories from schools and programs implementing PBIS.

Improving Student Achievement and Addressing At-Risk Factors Associated with Bullying and Juvenile Delinquency through Implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) in Pennsylvania Schools: 
A Briefing for Policy Makers, 2011. Developed by Dr. Tim Knoster and Dr. Barry McCurdy through their work on the Political Support Workgroup of the Pennsylvania State LeadershipTeam for School Based Behavioral Health.

Pennsylvania's Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support System: An Introduction: describes Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS), provides an SWPBS model and a Response to Intervention model, and explains why an SWPBS system is necessary.

What is School-Wide Positive Behavior Support? Factsheet about SWPBS in Pennsylvania

School- Wide Positive Behavior Support: A Plan for Pennsylvania: A Report by the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania and the Disability Right Network of Pennsylvania (Fall 2010)
  
School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Preventing the Escalation of Antisocial Behavior in Schools, by Barry McCurdy, Ph. D. and Kristin Sawka, Ph.D., 2006 (originally published by the former PA CASSP Training and Technical Assistance Institute): Antisocial behavior, often defined by aggressive, delinquent and violent acts, is increasing dramatically among our nation’s youth. Efforts to address antisocial behavior call for intervention across multiple contexts, including the home, the community and the school. School-wide positive behavior support is a three-tiered model of school-based prevention that provides educators with a framework to address escalating antisocial behavior. Initial research on model effectiveness is promising. Moreover, the model allows for clear and collaborative roles for both education and behavioral health care professionals in addressing the needs of students requiring the most intensive level of support.

County CASSP and Children's Mental Health Coordinators: The Children's Bureau in the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Children's Bureau maintains a list of individuals in each county who understand how the children’s behavioral health system works in their counties and can serve as a resource to family members, providers and others who need assistance with services.