Pennsylvania Community of Practice 

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Mission Statement


The Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PAPBS Network), through training and technical assistance,supports schools and their family and community partners to create and sustain comprehensive, school-based behavioral health support systems in order to promote the academic, social and emotional well-being of all Pennsylvania’s students.

SLT Goals and Objectives

Pennsylvania's COP on School Based Behavioral Health - Core Statement


We are: a community of cross sector stakeholders that share a commitment to the advancement of early childhood, school age and adult behavioral health and wellness within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

We support: at present, children, youth, families, schools, and community partners through development of comprehensive early childhood and school-based behavioral health support systems.

We do this in order to: overcome the non-academic barriers to learning for children and youth so that all can successfully transition into adulthood.

We focus on: 1) promoting implementation and sustainability of evidenced based multi-tiered systems of supports; 2) promoting integration of evidence based programming into decision-making frameworks; and 3) fostering and leveraging articulated and robust school - community partnerships.

We will be successful when: children, youth, families, educational entities and community agencies have access to services, supports, training, technical assistance, and collaborative opportunities that ensure academic and emotional/social success for all.