Program Description: Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) is a national evidence based program that offers a school-wide systems approach for preventing problem behaviors such as, but not limited to, truancy, pervasive violence, acting out in class, negative behaviors due to limited cognitive development, and emotional stress for youth who are overwhelmed and may be experiencing anxiety or evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for children K – 12th grade.
The PBIS program is a three-tiered school wide broad range approach for systemic and individualized strategies to achieve learning and social outcomes at a micro and macro level, while preventing problem behaviors, emotional stress and increasing academic achievement. The first of the three tiers is universal prevention which integrates the methods across the entire school, teaching every student, faculty and staff on positive and negative consequences for appropriate and inappropriate behaviors. The second tier focuses on targeted prevention to groups and introduces more instructional strategies and supports to a smaller number of students. The third tier is individual prevention to those students who have serious and persistent behavioral and academic challenges.
Eligibility: All schools in Orange County
Language(s): English in all programs. Spanish and Vietnamese are offered in some programs