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Volume 15

Number 15.4

In this issue's President's Message, Steve Goodman and Rose Iovannone remind APBS members 15th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support to be held in San Diego, California, March 28-31, 2017, and enumerate the benefits of APBS membership, including reduced conference registration and free online webinars. Gene McConnachie is recognized by the Families Ad Hoc Workgroup as an APBS Outstanding Volunteer. This issue includes part 2 of Ruthie L. Payno-Simmons' Supportive Practices for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (CLDS) in PBIS Schools. Rachel Freeman and APBS Ad Hoc Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) give and update on that committee's activities and discuss potential strategies for Supporting Practitioners Who Work With People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities within APBS.

Number 15.3

In this issue's President's Message, Steve Goodman and Rose Iovannone encourage APBS members to vote in this year's APBS Board Elections and provide an update on plans for the 15th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support to be held in San Diego, California, March 28-31, 2017. This issue is dedicated to introducing each of the 15 nominees for this year's six open seats on the APBS Board of Directors.

Number 15.2

In his first President's Message, Steve Goodman welcomes new members of the APBS Board of Directors and recognizes the steadfast efforts of outgoing Board members. In part one of a two part series, Ruthie Payno-Simmons describes issues associated with disproportionality and foundational strategies individuals and leadership teams can use to deepen their knowledge about inequities impacting the discipline of CLDS. Finally, Michael Lombardo outlines the activities and mission of the California PBIS Coalition.

Number 15.1

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George announces the results of the 2017 APBS Board Elections and welcomes 6 new APBS Board members. This being the last President's Message of her term, she lists some of the accomplishments of the APBS Board and APBS Volunteers over the last three years, including a 65% increase in membership and the addition of 12 new APBS Networks. Meme Hieneman, Tim Moore, and Nicolette Christians describe Positive Behavior Support at Home and in the Community and outline recent efforts within APBS to expand its focus to include home and community applications. Finally, Rose Iovannone and Don Kincaid discuss Common Tier 3 Myths

Volume 14

Number 14.4

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George looks forward to the 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support to be held March 1-4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. She announces Dr. V. Mark Durand as this year's Keynote Speaker. Sherri Luecking, Co-direcotor of Midwest PBIS Network, is recogized by APBS for her continual volunteer efforts. Ashley MacSuga-Gage, APBS Newtorks coordinator, gives an update on APBS Network activities, noting changes to APBS Network Policy and announcing two upcoming APBS Network webinars. Erin Watts, APBS IDD consultant, is introduced. The PBIS-SCP Canada Network is featured, with a description of both the network's current activities and plans for the future.

Number 14.3

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George encourages APBS members to vote in this year's APBS Board Elections and provides an update on plans for the 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support to be held in Denver, Colorado, March 1-4, 2017. This issue is dedicated to introducing each of the 16 nominees for this year's APBS Board Elections.

Number 14.2

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George reviews the milestones and accomplishments of the Association following this year's record-breaking conference, and welcomes new and returning members of the board. Heather reviews the Association's plans for the near future, which include an expansion from 15 to 18 elected seats over the next three years. In this issue, Nanette Perrin is recognized for her volunteer service on the Training and Education Committee. Nanette coordinates the continuing education credits for BCBA professionals for both APBS webinars and the APBS conference. Next, Ashley MacSuga-Gage from the University of Florida is interviewed about her background and career experiences in the field of PBS. The issue wraps up with updates on the SWPBS Netherlands Network, the 2016 PBIS film festival, and the call for nominations for the coming year's APBS board of directors election.

Number 14.1

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George announces the results of the recent APBS Board of Directors election for the 2016-2019 term, and shares a number of areas the board and the three APBS committees have been working on to support member interests and suggestions, such as promoting the international expansion of PBS and supporting the growth of APBS networks. The focus of this newsletter is on several PBS activites occuring internationally. Highlights on international PBS developments are shared by Sui Lin Goei, Netherlands, Dianna Yip, Hong Kong PBS Network, Li-Yu Hung, Taiwan, and Jill Schofield and Mary Mooney, PBIS Australia. Also in this issue, Michael Lombardo is recognized for his volunteer efforts in recruiting volunteers for the 13th Annual APBS conference and outreach efforts through the APBS California Network, for which Michael serves as the primary contact.

Volume 13

Number 13.4

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George introduces the focus of the newsletter and thanks Dr. Meme Heineman for her volunteer efforts on the Dissemination Committee. The focus of this newsletter is on highlights and the recent accomplishments of the three Association committees: Dissemination, Network Development, and Training and Education. Highlights are shared by the co-chairs of each committee. Also in this issue, APBS Executive Director Tim Knoster shares how PBS has influened his career, and Rachel Freeeman announces a new benefit coming soon for members for sharing videos from the APBS library during workshops, trainings, or college courses.

Number 13.3

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George thanks APBS volunteers, reminds members that voting for the new members of the APBS board runs from October 7th through December 7th, and reminds members that registration for the 13th annual APBS conference opens in early September. In this edition, Barry McCurdy is recognized for his volunteer efforts in hosting visitors from abroad, supporting the application of PBS to chidren involved with child protective services, and supporting systems-level applications of PBS. The rest of this issue of the APBS Newsletter is focused on the upcoming APBS Board of Directors Election. Five seats are open on the APBS board during this election cycle, and the newsletter contains nomination statements from each of the 11 candidates.

Number 13.1

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George expresses her thanks to all of those who attended the 2015 APBS conference in Boston, and reminds members that presentations, handouts, and videos are available on the Conference Website for those who couldn't make it in person. The president reminds membership of the dates (March 23-26th) of next year's 2016 APBS conference in San Francisco. This issue of the APBS Newsletter is focused upon reporting achievements of the three committees (Training and Education, Dissemination, and Membership) over the past year and the future directions for the year to come. A new column is also introduced in this newsletter to recognize outstanding APBS volunteers for their contributions to the Association. In this edition, Kate Dooley, University of Conneticut and Shanna Hirsch, University of Virginia are recognized for their work in developing the Student Poster Award which is Awarded each year at the poster session of the Annual APBS conference.

The Training and Education Committee reports annual updates and achievements of the Annual APBS International Conference and APBS Webinars. The Dissemination Committee reports on overall achievements and multiple areas, including achievements of the Website Workgroup, the Family Workgroup, and the International Workgroup. Finally, the Membership Committee reports on their accomplishments and plans, including hitting over 1,000 APBS members for the first time, contributions of the Board Nominations Workgroup, the Networks Workgroup, the Student Membership Workgroup, Development of promotional materials for APBS, and an update on International Membership.

Volume 12

Number 12.4

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George describes the highlights of the upcoming 2015 APBS conference in Boston, including keynote speaker Kent McIntosh, over 150 presentatations, 10 workshops, and several networking sessions. The president reminds membership that volunteer oppportunities are still available for the 2015 conference and reminds members to vote in the board of directors election. This issue of the APBS Newsletter is focused upon reporting findings of an evaluation study of APBS networks conducted by Ashley MacSuga-Gage. Highlights of the APBS network evaulation study include themes of current network structures and funding, brief description of network activities, themes of APBS membership benefits, themes of needs and desires for supports, and a number of benefits which APBS has created to support networks in response to the needs and desires expressed by APBS networks during the evaluation.

Number 12.3

In this issue's President's Message, Heather Peshak George reviews ways for members to get involved in APBS, including APBS networks, attending the ABPS 12th international conference in Boston, participating as a member of a workgroup, or running for election on the APBS board. This issue of the APBS Newsletter is focused upon current international applications of Positive Behavior Support. Articles in this issue include a summary of efforts to date from the APBS International Workgroup by Satish Moorthy, an article on PBS implementation in Turkey by Margreet van Oudheusden and Lale Hazar, and a review of recent activities for promoting PBS in Asia by Joe Lucyshyn.

Number 12.2

In this newsletter's President's Message, Heather Peshak George shares highlights from the APBS conference and summarizes upcoming and ongoing projects of the Association. The president welcomes incoming board members and thanks outgoing board members. This newsletter focuses on the recent accomplishments and ongoing work of the APBS Committees and Workgroups. Marla Dewhirst and Satish Moorthy share updates and the goals of the Membership Committee for the coming year. Brandi Simonsen, Don Kincaid, and Susan Barrett of the Training and Education Committee share updates on the conference and quarterly webinars. Kelley Gordham and Joe Lucyshyn share updates on the accomplishments and work of the Dissemination Committee. Highlights are shared on recent accomplishments and future goals of APBS Workgroups, including the Family Workgroup, the International Workgroup, and the Website Workgroup. Finally, Hank Bohanan requests nominations from APBS members for APBS board candidates in this year's upcoming election. Nominations must be received by July 15th, 2014. Submission instructions are included in the newsletter.

Number 12.1

In this newsletter, Don Kincaid summarizes new developments related to APBS Networks in the President's Message. This newsletter focuses on the growth and further development of APBS networks, and features the article APBS Networks: Where We're At and Where We're Going by Lori Newcomer. Also featured in this newsletter are two articles profiling the activities of existing ABPS networks. The first network featured is the Hong Kong APBS Network, by Dianna Yip. The second network featured is the NorthWest PBIS Network, Inc., by Chris Borgmeier and Lori Lynass. A listing of current state, international, and special interest APBS networks is also included.

Volume 11

Number 11.1

In this newsletter, nominations are being solicited from the APBS membership for five open seats on the Full Board of Directors for the 2013 election cycle. It also features the article Family and Community Engagement in a Multi-tiered System of Support: A District Model by Devon Minch and Karen Elfner Childs from the University of South Florida. The article describes how the Multi-Tiered System of Support Project (FLPBS:MTSS) is collaborating with the Florida Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention Project (FLPS/RtI) to provide training and technical assistance to school districts to help them implement a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS).

Number 11.2

In this newsletter, nominations continue to be solicited from the APBS membership for five open seats on the Full Board of Directors for the 2013 election cycle. Nominations must be received by July 15, 2013 in order to be considered. This issue also includes a message from President Don Kincaid about future changes to the newsletter and reports from the Dissemination Committee, the Membership Committee, and the Training & Education Committee.

Number 11.3

In this newsletter, the APBS members nominated as candidates for the five open seats on the Full Board of Directors for the 2013 election cycle are announced. The candidate statements from each candidate are included in this newsletter, as well as the invitation for APBS membership to vote for candidates starting on October 2nd, 2013. Voting for candidates for the board of directors ends on December 6, 2014, at 4 PM Eastern Time, so be sure to cast your vote online or by paper ballot before the voting closes! Instructions for submitting paper ballots are included in this issue.

Number 11.4

In this newsletter, international applications of PBS are reported. This issue features an article from Kenichi Ohkubo from Japan and two articles highlighting work from EuroPBS that were submitted by Lale Hazar from Turkey and Sui Lin Goei from The Netherlands. Future issues will include articles that provide additional examples of PBS implementation across the globe.

Volume 10

Number 10.1

This issue welcomes the newly elected board members for 2012. It also features the article Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for Dropout Prevention: Lessons from New Hampshire by JoAnne M Malloy, Maureen Tracey, and McKenzie Harrington. In this article, the authors describe the PBIS model implemented by New Hampshire, which is known as APEX (Achievement in dropout Prevention and Excellence).

Number 10.2

This issue features the article Teacher Use of Self-Monitoring to Maintain Fidelity of Evidencebased Classroom Management by Regina M. Oliver, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This article discusses the struggle to develop practices that are both effective in producing desired student outcomes and the feasible for practitioners to implement them with minimal support.

Number 10.3

This issue contains biographic information on the nominees for the upcoming APBS Board Elections.

Number 10.4

This issue features the article Self-Monitoring: An Intervention for Social, Behavioral, and Academic Success for Students in General and Special Education Classrooms by Mary E. McConnell, PhD University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Volume 9

Number 9.1

This issue welcomes the new Board members and recognizes those who are leaving the Board. It also features the article "Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities" by Satish Moorthy. In this article, the author describes the pilot program being run in New York City schools.

Number 9.2

In this issue, the request for nominations for the APBS Board is issued. Details and deadlines for submitting nominations are included. The newsletter also features the article "Building Effective and Efficient Bully Prevention Systems within the Context of Positive Behavior Support" by Scott Ross. In this article, the author shares both universal and individual strategies to decrease bullying in schools.

Number 9.3

This issue contains information on upcoming APBS Board Elections. It also includes the article, "PBIS Indiana: Applying Culturally Responsive Practice to Positive Behavior Support", by Lauren A. Shure, Heather E. Ormiston, and Michele Brentano. The article shares on the process of integrating culturally responsive practice into school-wide positive behavior support in the state of Indiana.

Number 9.4

In this issue, the President shares updates about recent Board activities. Additionally, this issue features the article, A State Model for PBIS in Secure Juvenile Corrections: Planning and Early Implementation, by Brenda K. Scheuermann, C. Michael Nelson, Eugene Wang, and Michael Turner. The article shares how the Texas Youth Commission has adapted PBIS for juvenile justice settings across Texas.


Volume 8

Number 8.1

This issue includes an update from the APBS President and the call for nominations to the APBS Board for 2011. It also features the article, Positive Family Intervention: Addressing Parental Thoughts to Promote PBS, by Meme Hieneman, V. Mark Durand, Shelley Clarke, Laura Casper, Kristin Knapp-Ines, Suzanne Milnes, Melissa Rinaldi, and Kristin Christodulu. In this article, the authors describe the components of positive family intervention (PFI) and share a case study.

Number 8.2

This issue includes an update from the APBS President. It also features the article, Increasing Treatment Integrity Through Self-Monitoring, by Lela Taylor and Carie English.

Number 8.3

This issue contains information on upcoming APBS Board Elections. It also features the article, The Teaching Pyramid Model: Being Evidence-Based and Developmentally Appropriate, by Denise Binder and Lise Fox. The article focuses on the early childhood-specific PBS model.

Number 8.4

In this issue, information about the 2011 Ted Car Research Awards is shared. It also provides information about the newly formed General Operations Committee and recognizes those who reviewed proposals for the conference. Finally, this issue features the article, Using Teacher-Training Programs to Bring Applied Behavior Analysis "Under the Dome", by Claire St. Peter Pipkin. The article discusses expanding the use of applied behavior analysis beyond Autism into other areas of exceptionality.


Volume 7

Number 7.1

This issue welcomes the new board members. It also features the article Behavior Analysis and Foster Care by Byron Neff. In this article, the author describes the parent-training curriculum, "Tools for Positive Behavior Change" and its roots in Florida's Behavior Analysis Services Program.

Number 7.2

This issue provides the follow up on the 2009 APBS Conference. It also features the article, A Statewide Initiative Designed to Increase Capacity of School Teams to Reduce Challenging Behavior in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kristin V. Christodulu and Erin Berical. In this article, the authors share a case study of how the initiative has helped one student in particular and has been successful in assisting school teams to reduce challenging behavior in students with autism spectrum disorders across New York.

Number 7.3

This issue contains statements from the nominees for the 2010 APBS board of directors as well as the printable voting ballot and instructions on how to access the online voting system.

Number 7.4

This issue features the article PBS in "Other" Community Settings: Quality of Life Issues in Memory Care by Kelley M. Gordham. The article details the experiences of PBS implementers in Oregon expanding into long-term care, supporting the state's aging citizens, especially working with individuals experiencing Alzheimer's and dementia.

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Volume 6

Number 6.1

This issue features the article Three-Tiered Models in Secondary Schools: Importance of Systematic Screening and Rigorous Targeted Interventions by Kathleen Lynne Lane, Allison Leigh Bruhn, and Jemma Robertson Kalberg. In this article, the authors highlight how a middle school built a comprehensive three-tiered model of support that addresses both systematic screening procedures and rigorous designs for secondary and tertiary levels of prevention.

Number 6.2

This issue features the article School-Wide Positive Behavior Support in Schools Struggling Academically by Carie L. English and Heather Peshak George. In this article, the authors introduce the concept of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) Plus, which provides additional training, technical assistance and support to schools that are struggling academically.

Number 6.3

This issue contains statements from the nominees for the 2009 APBS board of directors. Additionally, it provides updateson the 2009 Conference, the website, and ways to save on an APBS membership.

Number 6.4

This issue features the article Positive Behavior Support and Response to Intervention: Becoming One Unified Team by Stephanie Martinez, Patti Vickers, Yolanda Rodriguez, Linda Callahan and Lisa Overton. In this article, the authors share how they brought behavior and academics in Osceola County, Florida, School District together via an Intervention Assistance Team.

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Volume 5

Number 5.1

This issue features the article Practical Strategies for Supporting Families in the Use of Positive Behavior Support by Amy McCart and Diane Bannerman Juracek.  The article gives advice on how to form positive relationships with a family as well as how to conduct functional assessment and interventions in the home setting.

Number 5.2

This issue features the article Minnesota Launches SW-PBIS by Kevin J. Filter and Char Ryan.  The article details the first two years of Minnesota’s statewide School Wide Positive Behavior Support program.

Number 5.3

This issue contains statements from the nominees for the 2008 APBS board of directors. Additionally, it provides an update on the APBS Standards of Practice.

Number 5.4

This issue features the article Positive Behavior Support: A Potentially Important Strategy for Dropout Prevention by Sandra Covington-Smith and Robert P. Trussell. The article discusses how school-wide positive behavior support could prevent students from dropping out and offers information from two states that have begun implementing specifically to address the drop out problem.

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Volume 4

Number 4.1

This issue contains the article Integrating Positive Behavior Support into a Special Education Teacher Program by Chris Borgmeier and Lisa Kemmerer.  The article describes a Portland State University program that trains special education students in positive behavior support and functional analysis.

Number 4.2

This issue provides a summary of the fourth annual APBS conference that was held in Reno, Nevada.  Cynthia M. Anderson writes about the most popular topic of the conferences and summarizes the keynote address of Edward Carr.  Rachel Freeman writes about networking ideas for APBS members

Number 4.3

This issue features the article Program-wide Positive Behavior Support: Early Stages and Next Steps by Andy Frey.  The article discusses Program-wide Positive Behavior Support as a way to foster social development in young children. 

Number 4.4

This issue contains statements from the nominees for the 2007 APBS board of directors

 

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Volume 3

Number 3.2

This issue includes the article The Family Focus Positive Behavior Support Program by Jennifer McFarland on the West Virginia Autism Center, an agency that helps provides positive behavior support to individuals with autism spectrum disorder.  Also included is information on the second annual APBS conference, which was held in Tampa, Florida.

Number 3.3

This issue features an article by Margaret Moore, Rachel Freeman, and Cristin D. Johnston entitled Building a Collaborative State-wide Planning Network in Positive Behavior Support for Community-based Services.  The article discusses ways to improve access to positive behavior support across a variety of state services and to increase communication between these different types of services.

Number 3.4

This issue contains statements from the APBS board of directors nominees of 2006.

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Volume 2

Number 2.1

This issue features the article Using Information Technology to Enhance the Effectiveness of Positive Behavior Support by David L. Westling and Stephen Westling.  The article describes a software package Positive Solutions that may assist researchers, practioners, and families in collecting and structuring data on an individual with problem behaviors.

Number 2.2

This issue contains statements from the nominees for the 2005 APBS board of directors.  It also includes the article Data-Based Decision Making Using Office Discipline Referral Data From the School-Wide Information System by Anne W. Todd, Nadia K. Sampson, and Rob Horner.  The article discusses the School Wide Information System, which is a web-based system to help schools keep track of problem behaviors along with their context and frequency

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Volume 1

Number 1.2

This issue contains statements from the 2003 APBS board of directors nominees.  It also includes information on ways to promote membership in APBS.

Number 1.3

This issue features an article by Glen Dunlap entitled Critical Features of Positive Behavior Support.  In this article, he discusses how positive behavior support is defined and the central values of the approach.

Number 1.4

This issue contains the article Pinellas School Buses Benefit from Positive Behavior Support, which discusses the expansion of school-wide PBS in Pinella County to the school transportation system.  Also included is an article by Cynthia Anderson entitled Positive Behavior Support at West Point, which describes the behavior analysis program at West Virginia University.  The program aims to teach students the conceptual issues involved in positive behavior support as well as research and practical skill.  The issue also contains a description of “teaching pyramid” materials to be used in early education programs.

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