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School-wide prevention

School-wide prevention, commonly referred to as Tier 1 supports in a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework, refers to academic and behavioral support provided universally to all students. It is intended to prevent challenges from occurring by having staff teach and acknowledge foundational skills and behaviors that all students are expected to learn.

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Questions to ask before implementing a school-wide programQuestions to ask <I>before</i> implementing a school-wide program

Multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) typically include school-wide or universal support (tier 1), targeted interventions for at-risk students (tier 2), and individualized services for students with intensive needs (tier 3). Read our post for more information about multi-tiered frameworks. MTSS have been increasingly adopted across schools in the U.S. and ...
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Clinicians’ perspectives on implementing evidence-based practicesClinicians' perspectives on implementing evidence-based practices

Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) describes school-based clinicians’ perspectives on how using research-supported trauma-informed intervention programs in schools created meaningful, sustainable changes in practice. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful resources on cognitive ...
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How schools can get started with Positive Behavior SupportsHow schools can get started with Positive Behavior Supports

Dr. Carl Sumi, an expert in student behavioral research and interventions discusses positive behavior interventions and supports. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools  (CBITS) program website. Resources for trauma-informed schools can be ...
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Researcher-practitioner partnerships in implementing & evaluating evidence-based programs in schoolsResearcher-practitioner partnerships in implementing & evaluating evidence-based programs in schools

Implementing and evaluating evidence-based programs (EBPs) in schools requires strong researcher-practitioner partnerships. Here’s what Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) says about the role of communication in implementing EBPs in schools. This video was produced by ...
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How to determine the quality of evidence-based programs (EBP) for schoolsHow to determine the quality of evidence-based programs (EBP) for schools

In this video, Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) discusses how to evaluate the fit of EBPs for schools. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found ...
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Using data to make better decisions in positive behavioral support programsUsing data to make better decisions in positive behavioral support programs

In this video, Dr. Carl Sumi, an expert in student behavioral research and interventions, discusses the importance of using data to make decisions in PBIS schools. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful  resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in ...
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Why should schools adopt evidence-based Interventions?Why should schools adopt evidence-based Interventions?

In this video, Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) discusses why schools should adopt evidence-based programs. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive ...
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Why Positive Behavior Supports is a good fit for Trauma Informed SchoolsWhy Positive Behavior Supports is a good fit for Trauma Informed Schools

In this video, Dr. Carl Sumi, an expert in student behavioral research and interventions, discusses the intersection between PBS and trauma informed schools. School-wide Positive Behavior Supports is a framework for operating schools and changing social culture and supporting all students. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional resources ...
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Criteria for selecting a social-emotional programCriteria for selecting a social-emotional program

Standalone SEL programs or curricula build students’ social-emotional skills separately from main instructional time. To implement standalone SEL programs, typically teachers or other qualified school staff members, such as counselors or school social workers, receive training in the curriculum and allot time during the school day to teach a series ...
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Our evaluations of a program that addresses school climate and safetyOur evaluations of a program that addresses school climate and safety

Students learn best when a school establishes clear and consistent school-wide expectations for behavior. Establishing school-wide rules and routines can help prevent challenging behavior or negative incidents from occurring in the first place. Foundations is one example of a program that addresses school climate and safety by promoting positive discipline ...
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