Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is an initiative of the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education. This initiative offers assistance to build information and technical assistance to identify, adapt, and sustain effective disciplinary practices within the school system. There are three prevention tiers providing evidence based interventions for students. If you are in school social work you already know this. These are two websites developed for PBIS: Technical Assistance Center for PBIS, to use as a tool for education of others at schools using interventions, and PBIS World. The Technical Assistance Center for PBIS offers videos, research based evidence, state resources, and training on the functions of PBIS. PBIS World gives support to not only social workers but other school system personnel needing information on behaviors and prevention tiers. An easy to access database is just a click away from identifying behavior, choosing an intervention, and using data tracking forms for outcomes.
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Written By Ellen Belluomini
Originally Posted: http://socialworksdigitaldivide.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-whole-new-world-for-school-social_2.html
Ellen Belluomini is a leader, educator, and therapist having worked with thousands of students, teams, clients, and individuals for over twenty five years. This experience has allowed her the opportunity of witnessing the tremendous capacity of the human spirit for growth and rejuvenation. Ellen is an expert at facilitating change within individuals, groups, and organizations. She focuses on constructive communication techniques creating transformation on an individual or group level.Combining her passions of administration, education, and therapy, Ellen consults on the integration of technology on each level. She has experience developing face to face, blended, and online training/curriculum to meet the needs of an evolving society. She believes a start of the path to social equality is technological literacy for vulnerable populations.
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