Introduction to SWPBIS
PBIS is a way we organize our school districts to make sure we are 1) preventing problems that get in the way of learning and belonging, and 2) able to respond to any issues that arise. It is a framework for how we “do school”. It is NOT a set of established practices. It is NOT about compliance; it is about BELONGING! Kids learn when they feel safe and included.
The PBIS implementation framework helps educators to select and use the most relevant practices to support the whole child, for every child.
PBIS, MTSS, and RTI are organizational frameworks that support educators to use high leverage classroom practices, to create a positive, predictable learning environment.
High leverage classroom practices are relational and instructional and have been proven to support ALL learners in academic and social success!
Tier 1: Universal foundation of Support (All)
Tier 1 are universal or school-wide approaches that are preventative in nature. These strategies help establish a positive, relational, and instructional school climate.
Tier 2: Group-Based Intervention (Some)
Tier 2, targeted, group-based interventions are designed to serve students who have not responded to Tier 1 interventions.
Tier 3: Intensive, Individualized Prevention (Few)
At Tier 3, these students receive more intensive, individualized support to improve their behavioral and academic outcomes.
Family Engagement is Foundational
Here are some first steps a school or district can take when building the infrastructure for effective family and community collaboration
Young Gifted and Black Student Panel Excerpt
San Diego County Office of Education facilitated this outstanding example of a student panel. Our young people give us hope! Watch & consider how you can elevate student voice and student leadership in the school community.
Including Student Voice in Your PBIS Implementation, PBIS Apps Teach by Design
Anti-Racism and Equity in SWPBIS
PBIS/MTSS can allow us to correct the systematic academic and disciplinary inequities that have persisted in our school systems.
Supporting Prevention: How Restorative Justice Practices Can Be a Key Tool in the Classroom.
The webinar recording details how Restorative Justice Practices (RJP) is a helpful tool to create positive relationships, build community, and set the stage for prevention.
Ditch the Clip! Why Clip Charts Are Not a PBIS Practice
Instead of assuming students know what to do, we can define, teach, and practice what we want to see, which is the most effective approach for improving behavior
Mental Health in SWPBIS: Mental health is everyone’s responsibility
The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process to integrate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and School Mental Health within school systems.
Trauma Responsive Resources for Educators & Parents
Safety, Relationships, & Predictability are Paramount.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Did you know that the Northwest Mental Health Transfer Technology enter (MHTTC) provides training and technical assistance (TA) in evidence-based practices (EBPs) in SAMHSA’s Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).