What is Positive Behavior Support?

Positive Behavior Support

Positive behavior support is an approach to supporting people’s behavior in typical home, school, work, and community environments that combines the principles of applied behavior analysis, implementation science, and best practices from other human service fields. It is characterized by a commitment to collaboration; basing interventions on a thorough understanding of individuals and environmental influences affecting behavior; proactive, educative, and functional strategies; making decisions on the basis of objective information; and focusing not just on behavior change, but also improvements in quality of life.

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Collaborative Team Proces

Data-Based Decision Making

Multicomponent Plans

Life Style and Systems Change

Assessment of Contexts and Functions

This interactive tutorial provides an overview of individualized positive behavior support through three case studies. Learn about Tori, Manny, and Elliott’s experience with positive behavior support, listen to detailed narratives, and participate in brief quizzes to test your knowledge.


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Kansas Mental Health PBS Project



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