The Association for Positive Behavior Support
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.
It is with great sadness that we share that Meme Hieneman passed away Thursday August 5. Read more about Meme.
The Association for Positive Behavior Support is seeking nominations for the 2022 Ted Carr Initial Researcher Award and the 2022 Ted Carr Practitioner Award. Nominations will be accepted through August 15, 2021. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2022 APBS Conference in San Diego, CA and will be guaranteed an invited presentation slot. Both awards include a $500 honorarium to help with travel costs to the conference, free conference registration, and a one-year paid renewal of APBS membership. More information
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
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
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.
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.