19th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. April 13-16, 2022

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General Session

The Association for Positive Behavior Support is thrilled to announce our General Session Speaker for the 19th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support is Kent McIntosh

Kent McIntosh, Phd

Kent McIntosh, PhD, is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Special Education at the University of Oregon and Director of Educational and Community Supports, a research unit in the College of Education. His current research focuses on implementation and sustainability of school-based interventions, reducing racial discipline disparities, and integrated academic and behavior support. He is lead author of over 75 peer reviewed journal articles, presenter of over 50 keynote addresses, and principal or co-investigator of over $50 million in federal grant funding. He is Co-Director of the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and lead of the Center’s Equity Workgroup, as well as a founding member of the PBIS-SCP Canada Network and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Positive Behavior Support. His awards received to date include Article of the Year from CEC’s Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, the Distinguished Early Career Research Award from CEC’s Division of Research, and the Fund for Faculty Excellence Award from the University of Oregon. He has also worked as a school psychologist, teacher trainer, and teacher in both general and special education.

Ted Carr Practitioner Award Winner

The Association for Positive Behavior Support is thrilled to announce that our Ted Carr Practitioner Award Winner for the 19th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support is Patti Hershfeldt.

Patti Hershfeldt

Dr. Patti Hershfeldt is the Co-Director of the Center for Social Behavior Support @ Old Dominion University Patti co-chairs the APBS HS Network that supports high schools with implementation of SW PBIS/MTSS and aims to bridge connections between fellow implementors and researchers. Additionally, she has a strong professional focus on equity and student voice. Patti is a former high school special education teacher of 15 years and a mom to 2 daughters.

Wednesday Workshops

Lauren Evanovich Stephanie Martinez

SWK 101 - Connecting & Building Relationships With Restorative Practice Circles

Participants will learn about the proactive restorative practice of circles, specifically community building circles. In this session participants will get to participate in and practice the use of community building circles.
Lauren Evanovich & Stephanie Martinez, University of South Florida

Brian Gaunt

SWK 102 - Leading & Coaching School Teams for Effective Team-based, Data-driven Problem-Solving within MTSS

In this workshop participants will learn how to create and ensure optimal conditions for supporting school problem solving teams to engage in effective data-use practices across all three tiers with fidelity. Resources will be provided. Brian Gaunt, University of South Florida

Ilene Schwartz Katherine Bateman

SWK 103 - Building a Bridge to a New Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts

BCBAs were recently introduced to a new ethical code. We will highlight issues in the code, discuss areas likely to be problematic, and provide suggestions how BCBAs can develop and maintain their ethical fitness.
Ilene Schwartz & Katherine Bateman, University of Washington

Ashley Greenwald Jodie Soracco

SWK 104 - Mind Full or Mindful?: Flexible Living in a Stressed Out World

Have you ever felt emotionally drained? Come participate in an in-depth encounter with Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), where you will learn to behave flexibility and appreciate the present moment even when faced with hardship.
Ashley Greenwald & Jodie Soracco, University of Nevada Reno

Ruthie-Payno Simmons

SWK 105 - Laying the Ground Work for Centering & Sustaining Equity in PBIS

So, you want to center equity in PBIS? Now what? Participants will leverage a culturally sustaining framework that centers equity within PBIS to apply professional learning strategies supportive of leading building/district-wide equity-focused professional development.
Ruthie-Payno Simmons, Michigan’s MTSS Technical Assistant Center

Dama Abshier

SWK 106 - Enhancing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support in the Classroom

Participants will gain knowledge and skills to enhance implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support in the classroom and will explore free resources to support teachers in the application of five essential PBIS practices.
Dama Abshier, University of South Florida

Lucille Eber Kelly Perales Susan Barrett

SWK 107 - The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF): Integrating Mental Health within the PBIS Framework

ISF integrates mental health into the PBIS framework creating a comprehensive social/emotional/behavioral system of support in schools. Examples, tools and installation resources for application at State, District and School levels will be highlighted.
Lucille Eber & Kelly Perales, Midwest PBIS Network; Susan Barrett, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Saturday Workshops

Karen Robbie Laura Kern Sarah Wilkinson Janet VanLone

SWK 108 - In the Driver’s Seat: A Classroom Roadmap for Supporting ALL Students

This practical, interactive workshop is designed for practitioners, including classroom teachers and support personnel, interested in learning how to improve their implementation of evidence-based classroom management practices resulting in positive and productive learning environments.
Karen Robbie, University of Maine; Laura Kern, University of South Florida; Sarah Wilkinson, University of Wisconsin, Parkside; Janet VanLone, Bucknell University

Sara McDaniel Allison Bruhn

SWK 109 - Implementing a Systematic Tier 2 Framework: Adaptive Strategies Across K-12

The purpose of this workshop is to describe the Tier 2 Identification and Intervention Framework, highlight exemplar schools using the 5-step systematic tier 2 process for identification and intervention, and discuss adaptive strategies. Sara McDaniel, University of Alabama; Allison Bruhn, University of Iowa

Scott Ross

SWK 110 - Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior Support (BP-PBS)

This workshop will describe a functional approach to bullying prevention that gives students the tools to reduce bullying through the blending of PBIS, explicit instruction on effective responses to problem behavior, and consistent adult responses.
Scott Ross, California State University at Monteray Bay

Kent McIntosh Stephanie Martinez

SWK 111 - Discussing Race, Racism, and Current Events with Students and Staff

Holding classroom discussions about race is critical for supporting students, but some may not know how to do it well. This session will introduce a systematic process to make discussions more productive and prevent challenges.
Kent McIntosh, University of Oregon; Stephanie Martinez, University of South Florida

Rachel Freeman

SWK 112 - Improving Outcomes for Adults with IDD in Home and Employment Settings

This workshop will highlight strategies used to make positive changes in organizations supporting adults with IDD using person-centered practices and PBS. Learn more about new APBS resources you can use in your work.
Rachel Freeman, University of Minnesota

Sarah Fefer Karen Elfner

*SWK 201 - Parenting with Positive Behavior Support: Helping All Families Thrive and Problem Solve

We will share practical strategies to both promote positive behaviors and respond to challenging behaviors for the entire family. Participants will learn to develop a family PBS plan aligned with family preferences, strengths, and needs.
Sarah Fefer, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Karen Elfner, University of South Florida

*This Workshop is available for $50 regardless of membership type and can be attended without registering for the entire conference.