“It Takes a Village”: A Case Study of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Implementation in an Exemplary Urban Middle School
The Urban Review
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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a widely implemented, culturally responsive framework using prevention and intervention activities to promote a safe school climate and positive academic and behavioral student outcomes. Using a qualitative single-case study design, authors provide a rich description of PBIS implementation in an exemplary urban middle school based on school documents and the voices of several school leaders; authors also examine the corresponding role of the school counselor. Results included positive school outcomes and the emergence of five themes: the importance of administrative leadership, proactive PBIS practices, creating consistency, building community, and school counselor integration.
Urban schools, Middle schools, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Multi-tiered systems of support
Hays, D. G.,
Cholewa, B. E.
“It Takes a Village”: A Case Study of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Implementation in an Exemplary Urban Middle School.
The Urban Review, 50(1),