National Resources


Returning To School During and After Crisis.” 


The Midwest PBIS Network is an educational organization at SASED that supports implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in state, local, and community agencies throughout the Midwest.

Midwest PBIS Curriculum Resources for Tier 1

Midwest PBIS Curriculum Resources for Tier 2

Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

The national Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and SupportPBIS Images is a project of the federal Office of Special Education Programs in the United States Department of Education. The Center provides schools with capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

Association for Positive Behavior Support

The Association for Positive Behavior Support is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of positive behavior support. APBS strives to expand application of this approach with children, adolescents, and adults with problem behavior. The Association is made up of professionals, family members, trainers, consumers, researchers, and administrators who are involved and interested in Positive Behavior Support. APBS, as a unifying home for these individuals from various communities and backgrounds, is a multidisciplinary association seeking members from all fields with interests in behavior support.

The IDEA Partnership

The IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning. Pennsylvania belongs to the Idea Partnership's National Community of Practice on Collaborative School Behavioral Health.

Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies

Interdisciplinary organization committed to investigating and applying behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to assessment, prevention, and treatment.


Center for School Mental Health

Based at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Center for School Mental Health aims to strengthen policies and programs in school mental health to improve learning and promote success for America's youth.

The School Mental Health Project (SMHP)

The School Mental Health Project (SMHP) at the University of California at Los Angeles pursues theory, research, practice and training related to addressing mental health and psychosocial concerns through school-based interventions.

Pennsylvania Resources


Social Emotional Learning Alliance for PA (SEL4PA)   NEW!

Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Annual Evaluations

PAPBS Video Presentation (2014 version)

This video is an introduction to school-wide positive behavior support. Pennsylvania’s community of practice on school-based behavioral health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and its Bureau of Special Education, is pleased to share with you an overview of school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports. This video primarily features Pennsylvania schools and their efforts to reduce non-academic barriers to student achievement.

PBIS in the News

Pennsylvania PBIS in the news

STEP Head Start implements PBIS ( Lock Haven, PA)



County CASSP and Children's Behavioral Health Contacts

The Children's Bureau in the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Children's Bureau maintains a list of individuals in each county who understand how the children’s behavioral health system works in their counties and can serve as a resource to family members, providers and others who need assistance with services.


Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

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Publication Resources

A Briefing for Policy Makers

Improving Student Achievement and Addressing At-Risk Factors Associated with Bullying and Juvenile Delinquency through Implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) in Pennsylvania Schools: A Briefing for Policy Makers, 2011. Developed by Dr. Tim Knoster and Dr. Barry McCurdy through their work on the Political Support Workgroup of the Pennsylvania State LeadershipTeam for School Based Behavioral Health.

Pennsylvania's Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support System: An Introduction

Describes Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS), provides an SWPBS model and a Response to Intervention model, and explains why an SWPBS system is necessary.

Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support  

 Early Childhood Publication : A review of the research base of the Pyramid Model Framework  

What is School-Wide Positive Behavior Support?

Factsheet about SWPBS in Pennsylvania

School- Wide Positive Behavior Support: A Plan for Pennsylvania

A Report by the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania and the Disability Right Network of Pennsylvania (Fall 2010)