School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS)

UPCS 6-12 is partnering with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) in a three year initiative (starting during the 2016-2017 school year) to design and implement School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS).   Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining Tier 1 supports (universal), Tier 2 supports (targeted group), and Tier 3 supports (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.  SWPBIS is part of a school wide discipline approach, which places an emphasis on schoolwide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.  

For more information about SWPBIS, please contact building level coach, Dr. Amy Matz, at ext. 260.