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Introduction to Positive Behavior Support

Positive Behavior Support: A Brief

Positive Behavior Support Glossary

Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Articles

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Teaching Tools

  • Lentini, R., Vaughn, B. J., & Fox, L. (2008). Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior.
    (Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention, University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B. Downs Tampa, FL 33612)

The Six Steps of PBS (Training Materials from TACSEI)

Training Materials Families Can Use

Parent Training Modules

TACSEI Social Skills Strategies for Teaching Strategies for Coping With Anger, Disappointment and Frustration: Tucker Turtle

TACSEI Social Skills

Early Childhood Mental Health Website

Community Mapping

Community Self-assessment and Action Planning Tool

This tool can be used by both school and district leadership planning teams to assess community resources and create an action plan for expanding school-wide positive behavior support and community involvement.

  • Freeman, R., Hearst, A., & Anderson, S. (2008). Community self-assessment and action planning tool. University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.

Community Toolbox: Examples of Communities Assessing Needs and Resources

Community Resource Mapping

State Implementation of Scaling-up Evidence-based Practices

The purpose of the State Implementation of Scaling-up Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center is to help States establish adequate capacity to carry out effective implementation, organizational change, and systems transformation strategies to maximize the academic achievement and behavioral health outcomes of students statewide.

Community Resource Mapping from New Hampshire

National Standards and Quality Indicators: Transition Toolkit for Systems Improvement

School-based Mental Health

Center for Mental Health in Schools Resources and Tools

New Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Road Map (9-26-06)
The Bazelon Center has a new document available related to positive behavior support. As stated on their website (, this document and a companion folder include six fact sheets titled Way to Go: School Success for Children with Mental Health Care Needs. Together they document how states and school districts have successfully combined school-wide positive behavior support with effective mental health services to foster a school environment that is conducive to learning and improves children's lives.

NASP Resource Site: Supporting Children’s Mental Health: Tips for Parents and Educators

The National Council for Community Behavioral Health (2011). Children’s Mental Health Prevention & Early Intervention: Schools on the Front Lines Utilizing Positive Behavior Support

University of Maryland's School of Medicine; Center for School Mental Health


Parent’s Guide to Functional Assessment

  • Tobin, T. J. (2005). Parents’ guide to functional assessment (Third edition). University of Oregon, College of Education, Educational and Community Supports, Eugene. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from as “Parents’ Guide, 3rd Edition”

Briefs for Families on Evidence-based Practices from Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice

Information for Military Families

Family Support Services in the United States: 2008


University of South Florida- Using Logic Models for Program Development

University of Wisconsin- Building Logic Models

Learning for Sustainability- Evaluation and Logic Models

Using Evaluation to Scale Up

Learning From Logic Models: An Example of a Family/School Partnership Program

National Institutes of Health Best Practices for Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research
The National Institutes of Health has released recommendations for scientists conducting mixed methods health research, which combines the strengths of quantitative research and qualitative research. Despite the increased interest in mixed methods research in health fields and at NIH, prior to this report, there was limited guidance to help scientists developing applications for NIH funding that featured mixed methods designs, nor was there guidance for the reviewers at NIH who assess the quality of these applications.

PBS Tools

Facilitator's Guide for Positive Behavioral Support
This guide is made available through the Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Service, Florida Department of Education, and was developed by the staff of the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Project at the University of South Florida. This guide is designed to build capacity of school districts in positive assessment based approaches to support students with significant behavioral challenges.

  • Hieneman, M., Nolan, M., Presley, J., DeTuro, L., Gayler, W., Dunlap, G. (1999) Facilitator's Guide, Positive Behavioral Support. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.

Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project: Individual PBS - Modules 1 – 4
(Tier 3 Interventions)
Florida’s PBS Project offers PowerPoint presentations on individual positive behavior support, organized into four modules: (1) collaborative teaming and PBS; (2) Functional Behavior Assessment; (3) instructional issues and strategies; and (4) developing, implementing, and evaluating PBS plans.

Florida’s Tier 3 Resource Page for Intensive Positive Behavior Support

Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support Toolbox
By Module

By Topic

Special Connections
These online modules provide tools, resources and case study examples for educators within the categories of instruction, collaboration, assessment, and behavior support planning. The site is designed for use as a professional development resource.

Quick Facts About Positive Behavior Support

5 Facts about Challenging Behavior that Every Family Should Know

Nine Ways to Reduce Problem Behavior

Person First Language
Person First Language means that a person is not described by their disability. This means that the person is emphasized first, and the disability noted second. For example:
Use: person with a disability Not: disabled person
Use: woman who is blind Not: blind woman

For more information on person first language.

Kathie Snow’s "A Few Words about People First Language"

Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities, Seventh Edition

UC Davis Mind Institute Bookmarks

Your Words, Our Image

People First Language – Describing People with Disabilities

What is People First Language?