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Top 10 Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) Online Resources

As your organization implements Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), you may have looked to the Internet for more information. The web contains a wealth of free resources dedicated to the practice of PBIS. We have compiled a list of 10 of our favorite online resources for you to explore. We hope you find valuable information that you can use within your own organization.

  1. OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports —A collaboration between the US Department of Education and 11 technical assistance units across the United States, the center provides technical assistance to encourage large-scale implementation of PBIS.

  2. Association for Positive Behavior Support—Promotes research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors.

  3. National Center on Response to Intervention—Provides technical assistance to states and districts and builds the capacity of states to assist districts in implementing proven models for response to intervention (RTI) and Early Intervening Services (EIS).

  4. School-wide Information System (SWIS)—A web-based information system designed by research faculty and staff at the University of Oregon. SWIS was developed in response to school team and administrator requests for efficient and effective data entry and report generation of on-site office discipline referral information.

  5. Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning—Develops training and technical assistance materials that reflect evidence-based practices for promoting children's social and emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors.

  6. Positive Beginnings: Supporting Young Children with Challenging Behavior—Online training modules.

  7. What Works Clearinghouse—An initiative of the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, the WWC is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.

  8. Successful Schools, Inc.—Provides training in response to intervention, positive behavior supports and interventions, building inclusive school environments, classroom management, and functional behavior strategies for serving the most challenging students in the least restrictive environment.

  9. Florida's Positive Behavior Support Initiative—This purpose of this initiative is to increase the capacity of Florida's school districts to address problem behaviors using Positive Behavior Support.

  10. The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) is a five-year grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates free products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.


We encourage you to add to our list. What are your favorite online and/or print resources? Do you use another PBIS resource not listed above? If so, leave it in the comments below.


More resources and information about Positive Behavior Support.

I am the Case Director of a Foundation here in Tacloban, Philippines...

The Center is a non-profit Org servicing 35% of children under our program are under scholarship program... and the rest of the percentage maintains the center and all needs.

Hope we get to have free trainings and online school or even invitation of scholarship study.

We have been practicing PBS for the past 2 years..

I've attended 2 intensive workshops .. the rest are readings and study on line.

i can be reach at 1 63 09195175800
12/4/2012 9:17:55 PM
Steve Kent
Also a great site on PBIS is
7/27/2011 9:10:43 AM
HC One
Nice article you post very helpful!
4/5/2011 2:57:32 AM
Peggy McElgunn
The Teaching-Family Model is a positive behavioral intervention for use in all environments (residential, foster care, home-based, schools, etc) with all severities of clients (DSM diagnosed, abused, neglected, etc). The success of the Model is consistent particularly when the practice has been certified by the Teaching-Family Association. For information contact TFA at 804.632.0155 or www.teaching-family.org.
2/18/2011 10:10:02 AM
Elmer Winner
We used “positive person messages” in our elementary schools to help children set goals and work toward achieving their positive goals. A new ppm was introduced every two weeks throughout the school year. Our children loved to memorize and recite these messages which gave a big boost to their self-esteem and confidence. Here are a few examples: 1)Positive people know that as long as you keep trying you are a winner. It is only when you stop trying that you become a loser. 2)George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were positive presidents. They made America great. I will help make America great, too. I am a positive person. 3)Martin Luther King was a positive person. He had a dream. I have dreams and goals, too. I am a positive person. There is a chapter on positive person messages in my new book entitled, “The Power of Caring for Elementary Schools, Success Secrets for Principals, Teachers, and Parents.“ (book website: thepowerofcaring.com)
11/25/2010 9:31:25 AM
Susan Keith
I have had a chance to browse a bit through this resource. It looks like an excellent place to find practical, realistic examples of PBIS in action, from different age groups. Thanks! Anybody know of resources for adult environments?
10/6/2010 12:01:33 PM
Michael Kennedy
Hi All,

I have created a website that houses a series of PBIS videos I have either created, helped create, or have permission to share. PBIS videos have been used by numerous schools to teach expectations, gain buy-in, celebrate successes, and accomplish other goals.

The site is www.pbisvideos.com Please visit and use the materials as appropriate. Included among the videos on this website is a National HS SW-PBIS Video sponsored by the OSEP TA Center on PBIS. It features the 'stories' of four successful high schools implementing PBIS.

10/1/2010 5:03:58 PM