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PBISAz

  • Website Address:
    http://PBISaz.org
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Jon Bowen
  • Description:
  • The purpose of PBISaz is to provide PreK – Grade 12 educators with access to a network that supports
  • their efforts to implement PBIS with fidelity, no matter where they are in the implementation process. The PBISaz network organizes regional Professional Learning Community opportunities and state PBIS awards.

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Association for Positive Behaviour Support Australia

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Shiralee Poed
  • Matthew Harrison
  • Description:
  • The Association for Positive Behaviour Support Australia aims to improve the access to and scope of PBIS (Positive Behaviour Interventions and Support) implementation across Australia. This is being achieved through a cooperative approach that promotes innovation, the sharing of information and resources across and between university and school sectors. The Association for Positive Behaviour Support Australia connects nationally and internationally to provide advocacy for research and implementation.

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UK Positive Behavior Support Alliance

  • Website Address
  • http://www.bild.org.uk/
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Sarah Leitch
  • Bev Murphy
  • Description:
  • This network is a positive behavior support community of practice based in the UK. Most members of this network are supporting the implementation of positive behavior support in adult health and social care services that support people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions and autistic people. Members of this network are committed to the development of positive behavior support through a practice leadership model and in making positive behavior support accessible for everyone so it can have the maximum impact on peoples quality of life.
  • We are in a collaborative partnership with the positive behavior support – Europe network so we can maximise learning and support from each other and we have strong allies in the APBS Home and Community network.

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California PBIS (formerly California PBIS Coalition)

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Ginny Joseph
  • Luke Anderson
  • Description:
  • The purpose of the California PBIS is to establish a network for state education leaders, county offices, school districts and schools implementing multi-tiered frameworks through Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS). It is our intention to create professional learning communities for those dedicated to effective PBIS/MTSS implementation. Within these learning communities, implementation leaders will access information and support leading to desired academic, behavior, and social-emotional outcomes for all California students, families and communities. CA PBIS is dedicated to providing a standard of practice for PBIS through the work of technical assistance centers across the state as well as through the use of a statewide PBIS Recognition System. These centers are committed to supporting you in implementing PBIS in your area.CA PBIS Technical support is given by Regional Technical Assistance Centers representing Southern, Central, and Northern California. These regional centers work in direct collaboration with partners from the Center on PBIS. Support for CA PBIS comes from the Center on PBIS and from the collaborative commitment of the core members of CA PBIS.

    The CA PBIS Regional Technical Assistance Centers focus on the critical features of team training, coaching, and district implementation teams by developing the internal capacity of organizations to support sustainable practices following the key evidence-based PBIS features and the use of PBIS Apps to monitor fidelity and behavior data for decision making.

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PBIS-SCP Canada Network

  • Website Address:
  • https://pbisscpcanada.wordpress.com/
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Kent McIntosh
  • Carl Bouchard
  • Description:
  • PBIS-SCP Canada is a national network dedicated to the advancement of positive behaviour support in both of Canada’s official languages, English and French. PBIS-SCP Canada consists of researchers, university professors, provincial Ministry of Education representatives, educators, and administrators who are committed to the application of PBIS-SCP within Canadian school systems. Through a collaborative and cooperative approach, PBIS-SCP Canada promotes the sharing of research-based information in the area of positive social and academic development of children and youth in schools and the communities in which they reside.
  • PBIS-SCP Canada aims to provide basic information and technical assistance to encourage implementation of PBIS-SCP in Canada. We will promote information sharing across the country, building collaborative relationships among Canadian schools, school districts, provincial and territorial governments, researchers, and universities.

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Positive Behavior Support-Europe Network

  • Website: https://www.pbseuropenetwork.com/
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Vesa Narhi
  • Michael Paal
  • Description:
  • The Positive Behavior Support Europe Network (PBS-Europe Network) purports to promote the academic achievement and socio-emotional well-being of all students across Europe. To this end, the Positive Behavior Support-Europe Network aims to become a professional interactive platform among European researchers, professional stakeholders, and educators to share knowledge, research and experience about the science, principles, and practical applications of positive behavior support. The Positive Behavior Support-Europe members will collaborate with professional stakeholders to design and implement positive, inclusive, and safe school environments based on the positive behavior support principles.

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Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Supports (GaPBS)

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Chris Williams
  • Robbie Vincent
  • Description:
  • The Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support (GAPBS) is a network of the national Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS; www.apbs.org). The purpose of the GAPBS network is to increase the visibility of positive behavior support in our state. The network works to provide a collaborative statewide effort to disseminate positive behavior support evidence-based practices. The network supports a range of persons interested in promoting positive behavior support capacity building initiatives, promoting the use of positive practices, and promoting membership in the national APBS organization. GAPBS.org/GAPBS on Facebook and twitter.

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PBIS High School Network

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D.
  • Stephanie Martinez
  • Description:
  • The purpose of the PBIS High School Network is to organize resources, coordinate networking opportunities, and facilitate a communication link among researchers and implementers involved with PBIS in high schools. High school implementation is growing and requires ongoing exchange of ideas to reach capacity and sustain. This APBS network provides a forum to meet the need expressed by APBS members to communicate with one another around common challenges and successes.

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PBSA.Asia

  • Website Address:
    http://www.pbsa.asia
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Dianna Yip
  • Paul Wong
  • Description:
  • The main purpose of our network is to promote the use of positive behaviour support in Hong Kong and nearby regions. We aim to empower parents and teachers to use positive behaviour support at home and at school to improve the quality of life. Our focus is mainly on supporting teachers, paraprofessionals and families through training workshops related to positive behaviour support and proactive behaviour management strategies.

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APBS Network Japan

  • Website Address:
    https://apbsjapan.org/
  • Facebook Address:
    APBS Network Japan Facebook Page
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Kenichi Ohkubo
  • Kazuki Niwayama
  • Kanako Otsui
  • Description:
  • The purpose of the APBS Network Japan is to improve the quality and effectiveness of positive behavior support implementation across Japan. This will be achieved through a collaborative and cooperative approach which will promote the sharing of information and resources among universities, schools, welfare facilities, administrative agencies, and families.

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The Kansas Institute for Positive, Healthy & Inclusive Communities

  • Website Address:
    https://kiphic.org/
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Mikayla McHenry Lawless
  • James Roberson
  • Description:
  • The Kansas Institute for Positive, Healthy, and Inclusive Communities (KIPHIC) is a non-profit organization
and state-wide network focused on building positive, healthy, and inclusive Kansas communities.

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Maine: PBIS Maine

  • Website Address:
    Twitter: @PBISMaine
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Courtney Angelosante
  • Karen Robbie
  • Description:
  • PBIS Maine is a state-wide network whose mission is to support implementation and scaling-up of PBIS in local schools. This occurs through training, technical assistance, and consultation.

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Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Kimberly Yanek
  • Jennifer Jeffrey-Pearsall
  • Description:
  • The purpose for establishing the network is to organize resources and networking among researchers and implementers in the Mid-Atlantic states (MD, VA, Washington DC, WV, NC, TN, SC, possibly DE) to leverage the collective capacity of members within the network. We aim to share resources in an effort to build capacity at a regional level that would support implementation and research at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.

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Midwest-Illinois PBIS

  • Website Address:
    http://www.midwestpbis.org/
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Trisha Shrode
  • Jennifer Norton
  • Description:
  • The Midwest PBIS Network at SASED, in partnership with the OSEP funded National PBIS Technical Assistance Center, supports the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in state, local, and community agencies throughout the Midwest. The Network is committed to building capacity of schools to prevent problem behaviors, promote positive school culture, and to evaluate the impact on both social and academic success of all youth, including those with the highest level of need. Critical to the support of school level implementation is the Network’s investment in parallel processes for local and state agencies to support PBIS implementation and scale-up with integrity and impact.

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Minnesota Positive Behavior Support Network

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Rachel Freeman
  • Danelle Dunphy
  • Description:
  • The purpose of the Minnesota Positive Behavior Support Network is to bring leaders in positive behavior support from across the state together to collaborate and encourage interagency collaboration. A unifying element of the network is the state agency leadership from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Professionals representing MDE and DHS, the Minnesota State University Mankato, St. Cloud State University, the University of Minnesota, and University of St. Thomas will work together to gather and share information about implementation efforts and technical assistance resources. Efforts to encourage interagency collaboration and reach out to local organizations and associations that may want to participate in the network. This network will also work with APBS to prepare for an upcoming APBS Conference in Minnesota (2026) and help the community understand what APBS does and why it is important.

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Missouri SW-PBS

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Nanci Johnson
  • Tim Lewis
  • Description:
  • The mission of MO SW-PBS is to empower schools and districts to establish and sustain positive and effective environments, where a research-based, multi-tiered behavioral framework is implemented with fidelity and equity for all students. MO SW-PBS collaborates with the national PBIS center, state and local agencies and various organizations to build capacity for all stakeholders.
  • The network supports regional consultants, district/school coaches, educators, families and communities to understand and utilize positive behavior support for the growth and success of all children in Missouri. Our purpose is actualized through the training and technical support provided at the state level, as well as through regional centers located throughout the state. MO SW-PBS information can be found at pbismissouri.org, #MOSWPBS and on Facebook at Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support.

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SWPBS Nederland

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Monique Nelen
  • Emilie van Leeuwen
  • Description:
  • In the past years, many Dutch professionals in the field of education have shared a drive and passion to build positive school-climates for Dutch children, teachers & parents. SWPBS has given each separate organization involved important tools, necessary to work toward achieving this. In order to strengthen the foundations of SWPBS in the Netherlands, we are now joining forces and finding ways to work together efficiently, in order to achieve a variety of goals. Our Dutch SWPBS network gives us the opportunity to continuously take SWPBS in the Netherlands to a next level. Even though there is no funding, working together is enabling us to improve and monitor the quality of implementation of SWPBS in the Netherlands and to translate state of the art knowledge to daily practice at a greater scale and with more ease.

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Korea APBS Network

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Eunhee Paik
  • Jaewook Lee
  • Website: http://www.kaba.or.kr/
  • Description:
  • The primary purpose of the Korea APBS Network is to provide a forum for individuals,
    agencies, and programs to communicate and further enhance practices, leading to increased adoption and integration of PBS principles. Through its activities, Korea APBS network provides
    recognition, training, information, and collaboration. The focus of this network is interagency and
    interdisciplinary in nature, seeking engagement of family support organizations, developmental services, mental health, advocacy programs, community-based service providers (e.g., behavior analysts, social workers, counselors, therapists), educators, and other relevant disciplines.

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Nevada APBS Network

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Emily Spurlock
  • Felicia Rutledge
  • Description:
  • The purpose of the Nevada APBS Network is to extend the awareness of positive behavior support in Nevada, with the ultimate purpose being to enhance the quality of life of Nevadans with disabilities and challenging behavior through directed, evidence based instruction, consultation and systematic change. Our goal is to build the capacity of families, schools and community agencies to provide sustainable, meaningful behavior support. NV-APBS network facilities the development of new partnerships with school districts, community agencies and other stakeholders.
  • The primary purpose for establishing an APBS Network in Nevada is: (1) to give recognition and identity to the many collaborating individuals, professionals and organizations in the state that are currently engaged in activities related to positive behavior support and (2) to strengthen our efforts to encourage the adoption and implementation of positive behavior support approaches in additional venues that could benefit from it.
  • The Positive Behavior Support-Nevada project has been supporting the state for the past 14 years and hopes to expand partnerships and resources to further support the community by developing an APBS-affiliated Nevada network.
  • The purpose of the Nevada APBS Network is to extend the awareness of positive behavior support in Nevada, with the ultimate purpose of enhancing the quality of life of Nevadans with disabilities and challenging behavior through directed, evidence-based instruction, consultation, and systematic change. Our goal is to build the capacity of families, schools, and community agencies to provide sustainable, meaningful behavior support. The NV APBS network facilitates the development of new partnerships with school districts, community agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • The primary purpose for establishing an APBS Network in Nevada is: (1) to give recognition and identity to the many collaborating individuals, professionals, and organizations in the state that are currently engaged in activities related to positive behavior support, and (2) to strengthen our efforts to encourage the adoption and implementation of positive behavior support approaches in additional venues that could benefit from it.
  • To learn more information, please contact us via email at info@nvapbs.org or visit our Network webpage at https://www.unr.edu/nced/projects/nvpbista/projects/the-nevada-apbs-network

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New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

  • Website Address:
    www.njpbs.org
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Sharon Lohrmann
  • Talida State
  • Description:
  • The purpose of New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS) is to build capacity among school personnel to implement a multi-tiered system of behavior intervention that results in the use of:
    • core prevention practices for all students and staff aimed at minimizing conduct issues and maximizing pro-social behaviors;
    • an array of positive and proactive ‘Try First’ strategies to address emerging behavior and conduct issues in the classroom
    • a problem-solving intervention process for intervening early with students demonstrating repeated behaviors; and
    • an intensive process for developing function-based interventions for students with the most significant behavior issues.

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Northeast PBIS Network

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Karen Robbie
  • Katherine Meyer
  • Website Address:
    www.nepbis.org
  • Description:
  • The primary goal of the Northeast PBIS Network is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of PBIS implementation in schools and districts within the northeast states by enabling communications, information exchange, political visibility, technical assistance, and professional bridge to APBS. The network includes 10 northeast states: 1. Connecticut 2. Delaware 3. Maine 4. Massachusetts 5. New Hampshire 6. New Jersey 7. New York 8. Pennsylvania 9. Rhode Island 10. Vermont

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Northwest PBIS Network, Inc.

  • Website Address
    http://www.pbisnetwork.org
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Jessica Swain-Bradway
  • Ron Tjaden
  • Description:
  • The mission of Northwest PBIS Network is to establish and sustain safe, positive and inclusive learning environments for all. We work in partnership with local, state, and regional groups to build capacity for PBIS implementation in the Pacific Northwest region.

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Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PaPBS)

  • Website:
    http://www.papbs.org
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Tina Lawson
  • Lisa Thomas
  • Description:
  • The PA Positive Behavior Support Network (PaPBS) functions as a larger Community of Practice on School-based Behavioral Health in Pennsylvania. The mission of the PAPBS Network is to provide training and technical assistance to support schools and their family and community partners to create and sustain comprehensive, school-based behavioral health support systems in order to promote the academic, social, and emotional well-being of all of Pennsylvania’s students.

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PBIS State Leaders’ Network

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Don Kincaid
  • Heather George
  • Description:
  • With the rapid growth of PBIS in states, districts and schools, there is a need for connecting leadership personnel at the state level with a network of PBIS implementers to support each other in the state-wide, systems-level implementation of PBIS.

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South Carolina APBS

  • Key Contact(s):
  • Susan Thomas
  • Description:
  • The South Carolina Association for Positive Behavior Support (SC-APBS) Network is a non-profit organization. The primary purpose of SC-APBS is to advocate and promote the use of positive behavior interventions and supports to increase the social competence of all.
  • The mission of SC-APBS is to establish and sustain a multi-tiered systems of support to improve the quality of life for students and communities.

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Taiwan: Positive Behavior Support Taiwan Network

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West Virginia Association of Positive Behavior Support

  • Website:
  • https://www.facebook.com/WVAPBS/
  • Key Contact(s):
  • Margaret Moore
  • Joy Arbuckle
  • Description:
  • WV has a long history in the field of positive behavior support. The WVAPBS was established in 2003 and evolved from the state training team created in 1991.  Currently leadership team meets monthly and has open meetings for the full network 2-3 times per year. Our overarching goal is to spread the concepts of positive behavior support across all service arenas in order to promote quality of life for all people involved in systems.  We are focusing on capacity building and ensuring fidelity through endorsement.  The organization has recently partnered with Concord University to create a Collaborative Center for capacity building.

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