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CFS Faculty & Staff Among Presenters at National PBIS Forum in Chicago

PBIS Forum

CFS Faculty and staff were invited to serve as presenters or discussion facilitators at the recent National Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Leadership Forum, held October 26-27 in Chicago, IL. The Forum is a technical assistance activity of the Center on PBIS and has been designed to support state, regional, and local educational leaders, together with community and family partners, to increase the effectiveness of school environments through the evidence based PBIS framework. Presentations and discussions offered guidance and tools for strengthening prevention-based systems that support the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students to ensure engagement in learning. Almost 2000 participants from across the country (with representation from 7 countries) attended the 2-day event.

CFS Professor Heather Peshak George, Co-PI and Co-Director of the Center on PBIS, served as a keynote at the Forum, presenting on Lessons Learned and Next Steps: Perspectives from the Field. In addition, CFS faculty and staff Brooke Curtiss, Lise Fox,  Laura Kern, Don Kincaid, Betsy Lazega, Jason Lobley, Stephanie Martinez, Cat Raulerson, and Lauren Evanovich were invited to serve as lead and exemplar presenters or discussion facilitators. Their presentations can be viewed here:

Professor George was recently awarded over $3.3 million as part of continued collaboration with the University of Oregon’s Center on PBIS. She has been Co-PI and Co-Director of the National Center since 2018 and co-wrote the grant application, and will continue to co-direct the Center with Professors Kent McIntosh from the University of Oregon and Brandi Simonsen from the University of Connecticut.