Welcome to APBS
The Association for Positive Behavior Support is a multidisciplinary organization made up of professionals (teachers, researchers, university professors, and administrators), family members, and consumers who are committed to the application of positive behavior support within the context of the school, family, and community including across systems (e.g., entire schools, organizations), for small groups, and for individuals with complex needs for support.
APBS Commitment to Equity
After receiving recent inquiries and much group- and self-reflection, the Association for Positive Behavior Support would like for you to read our new response statement and continued commitment to our mission as an organization supporting all families, students, stakeholders and educators.
Read our commitment to equity statement
Get Engaged with APBS
Become a Member
Enhance the quality of life of people across the life-span by joining over 1400 researchers, professionals, and family members to promote evidence-based positive behavior support.
Attend our Conference
APBS’ International Conference on Positive Behavior Support features over 150 oral presentations, posters, pre-conference and skill-building workshops highlighting empirical findings, assessment and intervention methods, current topics, and other aspects of Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
Join a Network
Find an APBS Network consisting of like-minded professionals, practitioners, and family members in your region or a network corresponding to your area of positive behavior support practice. APBS Networks span the globe, from the U.S.A and Canada, to Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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What's New at APBS
APBS Practice Guidelines
View the newly approved APBS Practice Guidelines. This document includes 6 primary domains, their descriptions, and practices within each domain.
APBS Statement on Racial Injustice
We stand united with individuals, families, communities, and organizations across the United States and around the world demanding fundamental institutional change to end systemic racism, police violence, and inequitable treatment of people that have been historically oppressed. Read the entire APBS Statement on Racial Justice
Call to Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America: Updated May 27, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Coalition of National Researchers Release Violence Prevention Plan Download a PDF version of the press release May 27, 2022: The recent mass shootings across the country are another painful reminder of failed efforts to stop the kind of gun violence that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly ten years ago. As an
APBS and Positive Behavior Support: Overview Videos and Information
Get started as a leader in affecting positive behavior change for YOUR community. Whether that’s in a school, home or community, the principles of positive behavior support stay the same, but there are specific next steps that can be taken to help bring about better outcomes for all.
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