Recommendations and strategies to promote equity in discipline practices for schools implementing PBIS will also be discussed. La Salle earned her Ph. La Salle was previously a teacher of special education at the middle and elementary school levels in the Atlanta, Georgia area. There, she subsequently worked as a consulting school psychologist in surrounding school districts. Currently, Dr.
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About the Association for Positive Behavior Support APBS Mission Statement The mission of APBS is to enhance the quality of life of people, across the life-span, by promoting evidence-based and effective positive behavior support to realize socially valid and equitable outcomes for people, families, schools, agencies, and communities. Description: The Association for Positive Behavior Support is a multidisciplinary organization made up of professionals teachers, researchers, university professors, and administrators , family members, and consumers who are committed to the application of positive behavior support within the context of the school, family, and community including across systems e.
APBS places greatest emphasis on activities associated with expanding the emerging science of Positive Behavior Support. Beyond expanding the science of Positive Behavior Support through research and outreach endeavors APBS further invests its resources in supporting networking related to the design and implementation on Positive Behavior Support across various contexts. As such, APBS is primarily a scientifically oriented organization that is also heavily invested in networking.
Further, members of the organization elect members to its governing board on an annual basis and may access those elected board members through a variety of methods including the website.
Both systems-wide and individualized interventions used in PBS are empirically documented and can be used by a wide range of support providers.
The Association for Positive Behavior Support is currently supported by the activities of several working committees and a 12 member board. Nominations for board membership are solicited from our members.
If you are interested in participating in a committee or exploring leadership opportunities, please e-mail Executive Director Tim Knoster or call The Association for Positive Behavior Support is an active body, focusing its attention on dissemination, education, and public policy efforts. It: Serves as an international forum for individuals interested in PBS Hosts a conference every year Supports and promotes the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions Publishes a quarterly newsletter Manages and links websites on PBS practices, systems and examples Engages in policy development around the provision of behavior support Establishes a directory of members to facilitate interaction among individuals interested in positive behavior support practices Works to establish national standards that define competency in the application of positive behavior support Encourages the training of professionals skilled in PBS practices through the development of training materials, and the embedding of PBS content in relevant professional certificate and degree programs Promotes access to state-of-the-art books and literature pertaining to PBS APBS By-laws.
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