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Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network Newsletters

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

Spring 2017 Newsletter

 Fall 2016 PAPBS Newsletter


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

5th Annual PA SWPBIS Evaluation Executive Summary

2013- 2014 Executive Summary
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.

Pennsylvania School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Resources

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

"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. 

April 2018 McDowell Institute at Bloomsburg University Newsletter
February 2018 McDowell Institute at Bloomsburg University Newsletter
November 2017 McDowell Institute at Bloomsburg University Newsletter
September 2017
McDowell Institute at Bloomsburg University  Newsletter


County CASSP and Children's Behavioral Health Contacts
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.

Department of Drug and Alcohol ProgramsClick here to find your County Resources

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.