presented a workshop titled "Use of a Protocol to Embed Mental Health
Services Within School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and
Supports" at the 14th annual Association of Positive Behavior Support
conference in Denver, Colorado, on March 2, 2017.
The focus of the
session was on helping schools implementing School-Wide Positive Behavioral
Interventions and Supports to efficiently decide on which
evidence-based programs and practices to install within advanced tiers of
support. The Hexagon Tool (Blasé, Kiser, & Van Dyke, 2013) is an
empirically-validated guidance document that can be used to match appropriate
interventions with students' needs. We demonstrate, via a case study at an
alternative education program, how the Hexagon Tool was used to identify,
install, and monitor the efficacy of evidenced-based programs and practices at
the advanced tiers of SWPBIS. Specific emphasis is placed outcome data related
to student progress once these programs and practices were installed. Based on
the experiences at this school, a hybrid protocol is proposed that is sensitive
to the developmental, cultural, and linguistic characteristics of students.
The APBS Conference was attended by over 1,700 educators, mental health
practitioners, and academics interested in positive, preventative approaches to
addressing the mental health of individuals across the lifespan.
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