The Association for Positive Behavior Support

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.

APBS Vision Statement

Members of APBS across the world will interact with the Association as their primary reliable resource on positive behavior support and view their engagement as personally and professionally beneficial.

APBS Equity Statement

APBS is committed to equity, human rights, and social justice for historically marginalized and oppressed communities, families, practitioners, and students. Our work informs individuals, institutions, and organizations through systems development and strategies to disrupt interpersonal and structural forms of inequity, discrimination, and racism in order to promote equitable and meaningful outcomes for all.


APBS Statement on Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Anti-Violence

The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) stands with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and AAPI women in particular to condemn the recent shootings of AAPI women and increased in violence throughout the past year towards the AAPI community as a whole. Read the full statement along with resources for educators and families

APBS Statement on the United States Capitol Insurrection

The international Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) condemns the violence and domestic terrorism that took place at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Read the full statement and see a list of related resources

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.

APBS and Positive Behavior Support: Overview Videos and Information

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 positive behavior support practice. APBS Networks span the globe, from the U.S.A and Canada, to Europe, Asia, and Australia.