The Association for Positive Behavior Support

Alert: Please be aware that the email account of our APBS President, Rose Iovannone, has been hacked and emails are being sent using her name and affiliation to APBS. Primarily, these emails are soliciting gift cards and donations for Covid-19 relief. APBS is not making this request and will never solicit in this way. If you receive one of these spoofed emails from Rose, please delete it immediately. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Our Mission

Enhance the quality of life of people across the life-span by promoting evidence-based and effective positive behavior support to realize socially valid and equitable outcomes for people, families, schools, agencies, and communities.


European PBS-Coach training, November 9th-10th (link to PDF)

Windesheim Expertise Centre for PBS offers a PBS-Coach Training, in which future PBScoaches are trained.

Online PBS-Europe International Conference

The PBS-Europe Network and BILD PBS Alliance are pleased to invite you to the first European conference.

APBS Statement on Racial Injustice

We stand united with individuals, families, communities, and organizations across the United States and around the world demanding fundamental institutional change to end systemic racism, police violence, and inequitable treatment of people that have been historically oppressed.

Mental Health During COVID-19 (PDF)

In these confusing and unpredictable times, we should follow NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) and NASN (National Association of School Nurses) guidelines to support children “without causing undue alarm.”

The APBS Board of Directors endorses the Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America

The APBS Board of Directors has endorsed the Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America.

Featured: APBS Interactive Tutorial: Individualized Positive Behavior Support, Dr. Meme Hieneman

This interactive tutorial provides an overview of individualized positive behavior support through three case studies.

An Overview of Positive Behavior Support

Get started as a leader in affecting positive behavior change for YOUR community. Whether that’s in a school, home or community, the principles of positive behavior support stay the same, but there are specific next steps that can be taken to help bring about better outcomes for all.

Become a Member

Enhance quality of life for people across the life-span by joining over 1400 researchers, professionals, and family members to promote evidence-based positive behavior support.

Attend Our Conference

APBS' International Conference on Positive Behavior Support features over 150 oral presentations, posters, pre-conference and skill-building workshops highlighting empirical findings, assessment and intervention methods, current topics, and other aspects of Positive Behavior Support (PBS).

Join a Network

Find an APBS Network consisting of like-minded professionals, practitioners, and family members in your region or a network corresponding to your area of PBS practice. APBS Networks span the globe, from the U.S.A and Canada, to Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Register for a Webinar

APBS' Live Webinar Series features experts in Positive Behavior Support presenting in a collaborative online environment. Registration for webinars is free for APBS Members, who have access to video recordings of past webinars in the members' section.