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Pre-Conference Workshops

APBS Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Wednesday, February 20, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. These workshops are led by professionals who make significant contributions to the successful application of Positive Behavior Support. Please plan to arrive early and join us for these informative sessions! Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary to ensure you are able to attend the workshop of your choice.

SWK101 - Basic FBA to BIP: A Practical Approach to Providing Function-Based Behavior Support
Sheldon Loman, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Kathleen Strickland-Cohen, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Workshop attendees will learn about an evidence-based approach for conducting streamlined FBA and implementing practical function-based strategies for the classroom. Participants will have opportunities to apply basic FBA/BIP skills through case study practice activities.

SWK102 - Taking a Walk Through a Classroom Coaching Guide
Stephanie Martinez, Devon Minch and Kathy Christiansen,University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Participants will learn a process for coaching teachers to apply PBS principles within their classrooms. Utilizing case scenarios, participants will practice using a Classroom Coaching Guide. Electronic copies of the guide will be provided.

SWK 103 – Creating Culturally Sustaining PBIS Systems Supportive of Historically Vulnerable Students
Ruthie Payno-Simmons, Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative, Holland, MI
This workshop explores a framework that recommends equitable practices and ways of addressing race and culture supportive of Black and Latino students within SWPBIS. Strategies can also be used to support other groups experiencing disproportionality.

SWK 104 – Coaching Schools to Engage in  Effective Teaming & Data-Use Practices Within MTSS
Brian Gaunt, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Scott Ford, Pflugerville Independent School District, Austin, TX
Participants will learn how effective teaming practices and a structured data analysis process can improve academic in-struction and behavior management practices. An activity-based learning approach will be used. Resources offered for immediate application at schools.

SWK 105 - What Happened To You? Enhancing Positive Behavior Support With Trauma-Informed Approaches
Molly Dellinger-Wray, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Children and adults with disabilities experience epidemic rates of abuse, neglect and trauma. Key elements of PBS and person-centered approaches align with other trauma informed responses to support and empower resilience among trauma survivors

SWK 106 – Integrating Mental Health within a School-wide System of PBIS: Systems Practices, Data
Lucille Eber and Kelly Perales, Midwest PBIS Network, Lisle, IL
This workshop will describe the use of the Interconnected Systems Framework to integrate mental health and PBIS for a comprehensive system of behavioral health supports in schools. Examples, implementation and other resources will be shared


Skill-Building Workshops

We offer full-day and half-day Skill-Building Workshops on  Saturday, February 23. These participatory work shops are led by professionals who are making  significant contributions to the successful application of Positive Behavior Support. Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary to ensure you are able to attend the workshop of your choice. 

Saturday Half Day Workshops are held from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

SWK 107 – Implementing a Systematic Tier II Framework: Adaptive Strategies Across K-12
Sara McDaniel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL;  Allison Bruhn, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
The purpose of this workshop is to (a) describe the Tier II Identification and Invervention Framework, (b) highlight exemplar schools, and (c) discuss adaptive strategies to improve fidelity, social validity, and effectiveness.

SWK 108 – School-wide Integration of PBIS and SEL to Promote Student Well-Being and Success
Sandra Hardee, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Catherine Bradshaw, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD
This presentation will provide an overview of the importance and benefits of integrating SEL and PBIS within a multilevel framework in schools. Implementation barriers, challenges and how to successfully integrate SEL and PBIS will be discussed.

SWK 109 – Using Data and Building Systems To Effectively Implement and Align Current Practices
Patricia Hershfeldt, Mid Atlantic PBIS Network, Baltimore, MD; Steve Goodman, Michigan Integrated Behavioral and Learning Support Initiative, Holland, MI; JoAnne Malloy, Institute on Disability at University of New Hampshire,Durham, NH; Brigid Flannery, University of Oregon, OR
Secondary schools commonly adopt multiple practices/ initiatives to support student success. Common practices include restorative practices, trauma-informed classrooms and others. Learn how strategic alignment of initiatives within the PBIS framework ensures greater efficiency and fidelity.

SWK 110 – Grappling with the Challenges of  Practicing Behavior Analysis Ethically in the Community 
Ilene Schwartz, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Katy Bateman, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Providing services to people with disabilities is a team sport. That means that as a BCBA, behavior analysts need to work collaboratively with other professionals, many from other disciplines. Although working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team can provide wonderful opportunities for professional growth, it can also challenge behavior analysts and pose interesting ethical dilemmas. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss  ethical dilemmas faced by BCBA on multi-disciplinary teams and propose a problem solving framework for addressing these dilemmas.

SWK 111 – Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR): An Evidence-Based FBA/BIP Process for School Teams
Rose Iovannone, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
PTR is a manualized and effective FBA/BIP process used by school teams. Participants will learn the PTR steps and apply activities to video case examples. PTR Tools will be provided to all participants.

SWK 112 – Establishing Relationships: Blending Proactive Restorative Practices Into Your PBIS Framework
Lauren Evanovich and Stephanie Martinez, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Come learn and practice how to embed proactive restorative practices into your existing Tier I PBIS framework. Leave with a draft action plan including implementation steps and evaluation tools.

Saturday Full Day Workshops are held from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

SWK 113 – Evidence-Based Classroom Interventions with Real World Examples
Laura Riffel, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
This presentation will focus on 20 topics which meet criteria for evidence-based classroom interventions. Within each topic, we’ll explore real-world examples of what that looks and sounds like at the Pre-K
through High School Levels.

Special Half-Day Families and PBS Workshop

This workshop is being offered at a special rate of $50 to anyone who wants to attend, separate from all other conference activities. All conference attendees are also welcome to purchase this workshop at the special rate regardless of membership status. This workshop is held at the same time as Saturday Half-Day Sessions.

SWK 201 – Empowering Parents to Implement Function-Based Strategies within Family  Routines
Meme Hieneman, Positive Behavior Support Applications, Palm Harbor, FL
This workshop will teach participants to develop function based interventions to improve family routines,
as well as ways to engage parents and overcome obstacles. A variety of videotaped examples and practical
resources will be shared.

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