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Ginny O’Connell
Program Manager

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Atlanta, GA 30334
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Our Partners
  PBIS Technical Center Website
  Florida Positive Behavior Support Project
  National Dropout Prevention Center
  Safe and Drug Free Schools

Interested in School Wide PBIS?

Team training for implementation of School-wide PBIS (SW-PBIS), provided by the Georgia Department of Education, helps schools gain the knowledge and skills needed to establish behavioral supports at the universal level (i.e., Tier 1) and create a positive school climate. The training workshops teach school teams the decision making framework that should guide selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices. These practices result in improvement of important academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Having effective school-wide PBIS is necessary before schools are able to successfully establish a continuum of more intensive behavioral supports (i.e., Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 supports). Without first establishing a foundation of supports and demonstrating implementation fidelity at this level, additional behavioral supports, training, or curricula struggle to be effective and do not sustain over time.

Please review the documents detailing the PBIS Implementation Process to learn more about District participation.

Online Resources

Bully Prevention in PBIS

Understanding Behavior: An Interactive Tutorial

PBIS Videos
  University of Oregon PBIS Overview (20 min)
  Univ. of South Florida/PBIS Overview (20 min)

What Every Administrator Needs to Know About alternatives to Suspension
How RtI & PBIS Work Together
Is School-Wide Positive Behavior Support an Evidence-Based Practice?
PBIS Quick Facts
How much time do you spend on discipline? (Cost/Benefit Analysis Tool)