Project Description

Applying Positive Behavior Supports in Minnesota Human Service Settings

Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) is an evidence-based approach that offers respectful, supportive, and effective ways to help people make positive changes in their lives. PBS is a system-based model that aims to prevent and improve challenging behavior and to promote pro-social behavior, person-centered values, and quality of life, as well as to improve the system in which the services are being delivered (e.g., workforce development, decreases in staff turnover). PBS builds on peoples’ successes, strengths, and desires, and does not include the use of punishment. This sequence of six trainings will allow attendees to learn about the PBS model across universal, targeted, and intensive tiers, with opportunities to connect evidence-based strategies across a variety of applications. The PBS trainings are appropriate for providers, professionals, educators, and teams who support children and adults across various settings (e.g., counties, providers, mental health services, schools). The trainings will cumulatively expand on topics; therefore, to get the most benefit, attendees are encouraged to attend as many trainings in the sequence as possible.

For more information about these training opportunities please contact pbs@umn.edu