Skill Development

Skill development presentations are intended to provide introductory information about new, practical intervention strategies or instruments/tools for use with families, schools, or community agencies.

Basic FBA to BIP: A Practical Approach to Providing Function-Based Behavior Support

Workshop attendees will learn about an evidence-based approach for conducting streamlined FBA and implementing practical function-based strategies for the classroom. Participants will have opportunities to apply basic FBA/BIP skills through case study practice activities.

Outcomes and Lessons Learned From a Study of MTSS in Secondary Schools

This session will summarize the outcomes, successes, and challenges from a randomized controlled trial of the Safe & Civil Schools MTSS framework Foundations in secondary schools in a diverse, high needs school district.

Behavior Change is a Family Affair: Empowering Family Partnerships in PBIS Implementation

Participants in this interactive presentation will explore best practices for family partnerships in school-wide PBS, create predictable routines and a PBS home matrix, as well as develop a strength-based family-friendly positive behavior support plan.

Effective Practices for Partnering Within an Inclusive Multi-Tiered System of Support

Amazing things can happen when school professionals value and utilize family and student voice. Discover how effectively partnering with families and students can remove barriers and improve outcomes within your Multi-Tiered System of Support.

Practical Classroom Social and Emotional Learning Strategies for Every Educator

Strategies for building youth social and emotional learning competencies while maintaining an engaging classroom learning environment will be demonstrated. Techniques for ending power struggles and responding effectively to disruptive behavior will be modeled.

Improving Quality of Life: Positive Outcomes for Police/Students Through Evidence-Based Training

This session includes specific, practical strategies teams can utilize to increase positive, proactive interactions for students with disabilities and law enforcement. Case studies with lessons learned in Los Angeles Unified School District will be shared.

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to Life in Community: PBS Best Practices in Action

Detailed case studies of two adults transitioning from a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to inclusive community life are presented. Person Centered Planning practices, evidence based PBS strategies, and behavioral and quality of life outcomes are shared.

Developing and Using Variations on the Tiered Fidelity Inventory

This session will introduce two new variations on the TFI and provide guidance to developers and users of the TFI and TFI-related tools: The Facility-wide TFI and the Restorative Practice TFI companions.

Building for Success: Refining Your Tier 2 Programming Through a Systems-Based Lens

Schools struggle to provide Tier 2 interventions structured to meet students’ short- and long-term needs. Learn how to improve important systems-level components of your Tier 2 programming through discussion and new resources.

Challenges to Cheers: A PBS Training for Parents and Alternative Education Professionals

This session introduces a model for training parents and professionals of alternative school education on the implementation of PBS in the home and school environment.