Each organization will identify the types of positive supports that fit the organization’s needs. Part of the team’s self-assessment process will include evaluating the types of training necessary to ensure that a positive support strategy is implemented effectively. Within a school, organization, or center, different individuals will need different types of information about a positive support. Not all individuals need to become experts in a positive support practice such as dialectical behavior therapy, person-centered planning, or cognitive behavior therapy.

Advocates, parents, or community members need enough information to understand a practice and participate as team members. Coaching and mentoring processes will be needed in an organization to support individuals who are learning new skills. Trainers are needed to continually support the learning process and ensure that if someone with expertise leaves an organization that another person will be able to take over guiding a positive support practice.