APBS Webinars

Applying Positive Behavior Support In the Context of Family Lives

Meme Hieneman, Ph.D.

Meme Hieneman, Ph.D., BCBA

Monday, January 29, 2018 3:30—5:00 pm Eastern Time

Families need effective evidence-based behavior support practices because they lead to better outcomes and reduce punitive and other counterproductive disciplinary methods. Although PBS has been employed with individual children with serious behavior challenges in family homes and features are evident in certain family-based intervention approaches, there are gaps in implementation. This webinar will share illustrations of how features of PBS are currently being employed with families and offer suggestions for research and practice.

Meme Hieneman is a consultant with Positive Behavior Support Applications and Co-Principal Investigator on a National Institute on Health-funded research study evaluating an online parent education and support program combining routine-based PBS and mindfulness practice. Meme has over 30 years of experience applying PBS in home, school, and community settings. She has worked as a group home manager, behavior specialist for a school district, CARD staff member, director of Florida's PBS Project, co-training coordinator for the National Research and Training Center on PBS, research director of the Positive Family Intervention Project at USF, and director and developer of the ABA and autism programs at All Children's Hospital. She is the co-chair of the Home and Community Network of APBS. Meme has a Ph.D. in Special Education and is certified as a behavior analyst. She has published a variety of articles, chapters, and books including "Parenting with Positive Behavior Support".

1.5 BCBA Credits will be offered for the webinar

Link to the Syllabus for this webinar

Registration for this webinar is now open!

Cost: Free for APBS Members and $75 for Non-Members

Register for the webinar here: http://www.cvent.com/d/ttq3jb/4W

The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative: A Roadmap for Sustainable City-Wide Transformation

Greg Brenner and Jene Jones

Greg Brenner, Ph.D. and Jene Jones

Monday, February 5th, 2018 3:30–5:00 pm Eastern Time

Whole children, those who are academically successful with positive mental well-being and social health, achieve higher graduation rates, contribute to the community and lead happy, productive lives. The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative (TWCI) covers a decade-long roadmap for school and community transformation that leads to youth and adult success. To be successful, our city schools and community partners must embrace a common vision, language and implementation processes to sustain city-wide transformation. To this end, we describe the data, systems, and practices across four transformative shifts—schools, community organizations, families, and neighborhoods.

Dr. Gregory J. Benner is a Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Strong Schools at the University of Washington Tacoma. Dr. Benner specializes in preventive, systemic, and sustainable approaches for meeting the needs of the whole child, particularly those with emotional and behavioral disorders. He has a knack for collective impact—getting whole communities, including families, child welfare, mental health, and schools on the same page to meet needs of the whole child.

Jene Jones is the Director of Whole Child Initiatives at the Center for Strong Schools, University of Washington Tacoma. Jene was a classroom teacher for 20 years, pre–school through high school, before moving to district level Project Management for Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, Jene brings five years' experience working at the state level with Policy and Funding K12 legislation, to the work of managing the Social Emotional Learning/Whole Child Projects at the Center.

Registration for this webinar is now open!

Cost: Free for APBS Members and $75 for Non-Members

Register for the webinar here: http://www.cvent.com/d/qtqcpd/4W

2017/2018 Upcoming Webinars

Month Date Confirmed Start Time Presenter(s) Webinar Title
July July 10th 3:30 EST Kathleen Ryan
Angela Preston
Supporting Effective Practices: An Overview of Active Implementation Frameworks and the Hexagon Tool
August August 9th 3:30 EST Mitchell Yell RTI, MTSS, and PBIS: Federal Laws and Guidance
September September 14th 3:30 EST Brian Gaunt Aligning RtI and PBIS: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for an Integrated MTSS
October October 24th 3:30 EST Kent McIntosh PBIS and Equity: Neutralizing Implicit Bias in School Discipline Decisions
December December 5th 3:30 EST Maureen Conroy BEST in CLASS: A Tier-2 Intervention for Young Children with Chronic Problem Behavior
January January 29th 3:30 EST Meme Heineman Applying Positive Behavior Support in the Context of Family Lives
February Feb 5th 3:30 EST Greg Benner
Jene Jones
The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative: A Roadmap for Sustainable City-Wide Transformation
March March 7th 3:30 EST Terry Scott Effective Responses to Student Escalation: Adult Behaviors as Predictors for Student Success
May May 21st 3:30 EST Lynne DeSousa Integrating Trauma-Informed Approaches With PBIS Within an MTSS Framework

Past Webinars

Past webinars are accessible to APBS members in the Member Webinars and Archives (login required).

Distinguished Speakers

A distinguished presenter is a leader in the field who, based on both their acknowledged expertise in the field and generosity, have either; 1) waived honoraria at an APBS sponsored event, 2) re-directed honoraria from a presentation that they provided to APBS and/or 3) have donated their honoraria following a presentation to APBS. APBS wishes to acknowledge and thank each of the following Distinguished Presenters.


Steve Goodman

Laura Riffel

Susan Barrett

Lucille Eber

Kelly Perales

Stephanie Martinez

Devon Minch

Jessica Swain-Bradway


Leanne Hawken

Kent McIntosh

Joe Lucyshyn

Kelsey Morris

Jeff Sprague


Rose Iovannone

Lucille Eber

Chris Borgmeier

Catherine Bradshaw

Sandy Hardee

Lana Asuncion-Bates

Laura Riffel

Kathleen Lynne Lane


Rob Horner

Anne Todd

Terry Scott


Mark Durand

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