Alaska & PBIS
PBS in Alaska goes back to the turn of the century and a grant to Stone Soup Group to train people at agencies in PBS. The focus of PBS then was to work with those children needing intensive interventions. This was the early focus of PBS as well. However, as PBS has evolved, so it has in Alaska as well. PBS now focuses on all children, from those who just need some basic instruction on behavior and adult expectations (universal) to those needing specific social skills instruction (secondary) to those needing unique assistance (tertiary).
Over the past several years, PBS has been implemented within a many schools and early childhood settings throughout the state. In these settings, the emphasis has been on the universal application of PBS. Currently, there are various initiatives to in three main organizations to provide a consistent approach to PBS within the state. To learn more about these, visit the Initiatives page.