Runge Presents Workshop at 14th Annual Association of Positive Behavior Support Conference

Posted on 3/7/2017 11:43:09 AM

Timothy Runge 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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