While PBIS is often thought of as only for schools, it's roots are in families. With PBIS now extending to schools and agencies, it can provide for a child:
- Positive approaches in all environments
- improved quality of life for children and families
- Wrap-around approaches supporting children with challenging behaviors
So what a school does with PBIS can fit what a family does or needs. The reverse should be true as well - what a family does with PBIS can fit with a school.
Below are resources and information available from many national organizations providing PBIS or Pyramid Model assistance. You’ll also find tools and community resources that are available for families all across Alaska to help build positive spaces and advocate for PBIS in your school or with your community service provider.
- Stone Soup Group's Institute of Positive Behavioral Support has provided PBIS support in Alaska for several years. This site discusses some of the services they offer to families.
- Center for Human Development's Person-Centered Planning is one step of a PBIS process to support children and families to improve their quality of life. For more information, contact Kathy Fitzgerald at email@example.com.
- CSEFEL's Parent Modules – These module provide the foundation for establishing a positive relationship with your child by using:
- Positive and encouraging language
- Using play and books to talk about feelings
- Understanding why children misbehave
- Develop behavior plans to teach your child appropriate