Our School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (SWPBIS) work at the Beach Center is in collaboration with the national Technical Assistance Center on PBIS. The TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education to give schools capacity- building information and technical assistance for (1) identifying, (2) adapting, and (3) sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.
PBIS determines the function of the challenging behavior and teaches socially acceptable skills. As new socially acceptable behaviors are learned, the challenging behavior will become inefficient, and individuals will then be much more likely to be able to achieve a better quality of life.
PBIS principles and strategies were expanded from being used only with individuals to being implemented across large numbers of students at a school-wide level. This positive approach to addressing discipline problems in an entire school is called school-wide PBIS.