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Monday, October 27, 2014

New Blog features!

Two new features have been added to the WVPBS Network blog. A total page view counter has been added to the sidebar to keep a count of all of our visitors to the blog. Also, the top three most popular posts from the blog have been added to the sidebar.

Keep checking back for more research, news and features on the West Virginia Positive Behavior support Network blog.

Current PBS Research: Perceptions of Contextual Features Related to Implementation and Sustainability of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

 Current research on implementation and sustainability of school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) published in the "Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions - vol. 16 no. 1 31-43". The authors are Kent McIntosh, Larissa K. Predy, Gita Upreti, Amanda E. Hume, Mary G. Turri, and Susanna Mathews.

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The purpose of this study was to assess the perceived importance of specific contextual variables for initial implementation and sustainability of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS). A large, national sample of 257 school team members completed the School-Wide Universal Behavior Sustainability Index: School Teams, a research-validated measure of variables influencing sustainability of schoolwide behavior interventions. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were used to assess perceptions of the most and least important variables for initial implementation and sustainability, as well as variables perceived as more important to sustainability than initial implementation.

Across quantitative and qualitative analyses, results indicated that administrator support and school team functioning were rated as the most important features for both initial implementation and sustainability, whereas barriers to SWPBS were rated as relatively less important. Staff support, integration into typical practice, and parent involvement were rated as significantly more important to sustainability than initial implementation. These results were consistent across types of raters and schools. Implications for enhancing implementation and sustainability of SWPBS are discussed.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Endorsement process for PBS Facilitators in West Virginia

 The WV APBS network has been hard at work creating and formalizing an endorsement process for PBS facilitators within West Virginia. Check back for more information soon about the coming endorsement process, it's benefits and how to apply.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

More Minutes available - August 2014

You can now view August 2014's minutes here or, as always, our list of minutes is available on the right-hand side of the page.

The new "WVAPBS Network" Brochure - 2014

The WVAPBS Network has a new brochure!

Please take a look at the WVAPBS Network’s new brochure and feel free to download and make copies to distribute to individuals that may be interested in our work in WV. We also encourage you to take copies to conferences, training or other venues to spread the word about the West Virginia Association for Positive Behavior Support Network.

You can download a copy here.