PBS and Families

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a researched-based approach to help prevent and decrease challenging behavior and improve the quality of life for the child and family. A key goal of PBS is to encourage service providers to work with families to develop a person-centered positive behavior support (PC-PBS) plan that is proactive in nature and specific to the needs of individual children or young adults. The aim of this project is to prevent or reduce placements in psychiatric residential facilities or other restrictive settings by helping individuals thrive in their homes, schools, and communities. The Kansas Mental Health Positive Behavior Support Project strives to support Community Mental Health Centers in providing effective PBS services to families.

See the links to the left to find out more about PBS. Contact your local or regional mental health center to find out if they are participating in this effort. See our State of Kansas KMHPBS Actives map to locate a participating provider near you.