NorthWest PBIS Network


FEBRUARY 22-24, 2017


It is not too late to REGISTER!

Check out the Session Schedules HERE and register for the pre-conference and conference HERE!

With a PRE-CONFERENCE focus on “Integration of Culturally Responsive PBIS, Mental Health and Trauma Informed Practices: From Implementation to Sustainability” and a CONFERENCE focus on “PBIS: Systems for improving outcomes for all”, each day and session will offer an array of high quality presentations ranging from theory to practice to innovation. Each system strand will offer you and your team professional development opportunities that will help you support and enhance initial or ongoing PBIS efforts.


Our negotiated group rate rooms at the Red Lion on the River have SOLD OUT but we have secured additional space at the Oxford Suites. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (503) 283-3030 or the toll free number (800) 548-7848 and mentioning Northwest PBIS Network in order to obtain the negotiated group rate.

Our Pre-Conference Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lucille Eber, Coordinator Midwest PBIS Network, will take us through a session focused on “Integrating Mental Health Through School-Wide Systems of PBIS”. Following the Keynote, Lucille will deliver a 2.5 hour workshop that will expand on the presentation and focus specifically on tools and strategies.

We know that our schools need to address concerns of academic, physical and mental health of students if schools are to function well and our students are to succeed. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from one of the foremost experts on integration of culturally responsive PBIS, mental health and trauma informed practices!

Our Conference Keynote Speaker, Dr. Rob Horner, Alumni-Knight Professor, is professor of special education at the University of Oregon and director of the Educational Community Supports (ECS), a research unit within the College of Education. ECS focuses on the development and implementation of practices that result in positive, durable, and scientifically validated change in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. Horner’s 25-year history of research and systems change efforts related to school reform and positive behavior support include helping schools and school administrators develop systems for embedding school-wide systems of positive behavior support. Horner currently co-directs the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, the OSEP Research and Demonstration Center on School-wide Behavior Support, and the Positive Behavior Research and Support research unit at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Horner’s Keynote will focus on “Implementing PBIS at all three Tiers of intensity: A key to Equity”
You will not want to miss this session!

If you have additional questions please email

See you at the Red Lion on The River, Jantzen Beach, Portland!



Mission Statement

The Northwest PBIS Network’s mission is to establish and sustain safe, positive and inclusive learning environments for all.

Our Approach
In order to achieve our mission, The NorthWest PBIS Network provides children and youth an educational experience that ensures participation, engagement and social, academic and emotional success by serving State Departments, Legislatures, Regions/Districts, Schools and Early Childhood programs to benefit school and program staff, students, and families in the Pacific Northwest.  We do this through:

  • Leadership and advocacy activities that increase political support, visibility and funding for program wide/school wide PBIS implementation;
  • Training and technical assistance to develop and sustain local capacity (e.g. state, region, district, program) for leadership development coordination, training, coaching, evaluation, and behavioral expertise;
  • Fostering and facilitating opportunities for networking and development of networks to advocate for and support implementation of PBIS.
Belief Statements
The Network leadership and members believe that:

  1. Social-emotional and behavioral competencies are critical life skills that are an important part of school success, and promote and enhance students academic achievement.
  2. It is more effective to prevent rather than remediate problems.
  3. Collaboration is a best practice for enhancing systems capacity to support children.
  4. Effective systems are those that implement evidence-based practices in a manner that is durable and sustainable.
  5. Best practices in education involve meaningful collaboration between researchers and practitioners.
  6. Families are children’s first teachers and a critical ally in providing effective behavior support.
  7. Effective support systems and practices are sensitive to the unique needs of a diverse student population and the organizational culture.