Presentation on theme: "BUILDING CAPACITY FOR UNIVERSAL PREVENTION THROUGH STATE-NONPROFIT-UNIVERSITY- SCHOOL SYSTEM PARTNERSHIPS Philip J. Leaf, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University."— Presentation transcript:
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR UNIVERSAL PREVENTION THROUGH STATE-NONPROFIT-UNIVERSITY- SCHOOL SYSTEM PARTNERSHIPS Philip J. Leaf, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University Susan G. Keys, Ph.D. Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Susan Barrett Sheppard Pratt Health System Milt McKenna Maryland State Department of Education
Goals of Presentation Describe universal school interventions as part of a theory of change Describe universal school interventions as part of a continuum of services. Why more is better when implementing universal interventions Developing a true continuum of interventions: Our experiences in Maryland
Articulating a Theory of Change Building Blocks of a “Theory of Change” What populations should the service reach/impact? What strategies do we think will help us accomplish this? What do we want to accomplish? What populations are being reached/ impacted? What strategies are being provided? What have we accomplished? Tracking the Results of Implementation
Using a Public Health Process to Help Identify the Need for Change Detect and define a problem through surveillance. Determine the causes of the problem. Develop and test interventions for preventing or remediating the problem. Implement the interventions.
School Resources (facilities, stakeholders, programs, services) Systems for Positive Youth Development & Systems of Prevention Primary Prevention (low end need/low cost Per student programs) Community Resources (facilities, stakeholders, programs, services) Systems of Early Intervention early-after-onset (moderate need, moderate Cost per student) Systems of Care Treatment of severe and Chronic problems (High end need/high cost Per student programs)
PBIS Positive Behavioral Interventions: Changing Systems and Procedures to Prevent Youth Violence Developed by Drs. George Sugai and Robert Horner from the University of Oregon and evolved by many others. Is supported by the US Department of Education: Currently implemented in over 1300 schools in the United States.
PBIS A school-based intervention for reducing disruptive and aggressive behaviors. An approach to school discipline using a positive reward structure and universal, selective, and indicated preventive interventions; and remedial services.
Maryland Implementation Model State Advisory for Positive School Climate PBIS State Leadership Team PBIS Project Management Team Local School System Point-of-Contact School System Coaches School-based Leadership Teams
Grant/foundation LSS SPHS MSDE/SP MSDE JHU SPHS Locals Parent Advocacy State Board Member Policy Makers PBS Executive Team Core Agency Gov office Title I
State Advisory Board Need for diversity of views Need for representation from multiple jurisdictions Role of non-governmental participants Inclusion of family members Overall goals and correspondence with stakeholders
District Team Regional Team Cluster Team School Teams Cluster Team SST/RS T School Teams SST/RS T Coordinator Director SS Director Sp. Ed. Curriculum Staff Development School Board Member Coach Parent (Multiple small counties)
State Leadership Team: Diversified MSDE Division of Special Education/ Early Intervention Services MSDE Division of Student and School Services Sheppard Pratt Health System Johns Hopkins University LSS Behavior Support Coaches
Leadership Team Funding VisibilityPolitical Support TrainingCoaching Evaluation Active Coordination Local School Teams/Demonstrations
State Leadership Team Functions Set policy Provide support for local leadership Influence System of Change at District Level Assess Training Needs Provide Training and Technical Assistance Monitor Outcomes features of implementation referrals other indicators
State Management Team MSDE Sheppard Pratt Health System Johns Hopkins University
Focus of Collaboration Project planning and management Site visits Training Development and revision of materials, including on-line tutorial System change to support large scale dissemination Sharing of resources Evaluation
State System-level Structures System Point of Contact – Director of Student Services School System PBIS Coordinator Lead Coach Facilitator Coaches
Roles and Responsibilities of PBIS Coaches MONITOR PBIS IMPLEMENTATION IN SCHOOLS MAINTAIN A RECORD OF THE SCHOOL’S EFFORT TO IMPLEMENT PBIS ASSIST WITH THE FACILITATION OF TEAM MEETINGS FACILITATE SWIS TRAINING (SCHOOL WIDE INFORMATION SYSTEM OVERVIEW) SERVE AS A LIASON BETWEEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND OUTSIDE AGENCIES
School Structures Supportive and Engaged Administrator PBIS School Team SWIS Coach
Going to Scale Changing Role of Leadership Team Capacity Building Building local training capacity Identification of regional coordinators Investment in Systematic Statewide evaluation Expansion of Returning Teams Advisory Team Training Modules Website Online Tutorial
Sustaining PBIS Exemplar Program Regular State-Wide & Regional Meetings Coaches Team Leaders Ongoing Training Ongoing Support: Behavior Support Coaches District Level Team and State Leadership Team
Annual Events Spring Forum (April 5 th ) July Institute Coaches Meetings (5/year) Regional Team Leader/Coach Meetings (2/year) Schools serving students with special needs - MANSEF (2/year) High Schools – (2/year)
Collecting Data Related to: Fidelity of PBIS implementation Student behavior Need for/referral for mental health services Need for/referral for special education services School characteristics Student achievement Teacher characteristics School demographics
Project Target Funding to support the evaluation has been acquired through the combined resources of the Maryland State Department of Education and the JHU Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and through grants to Johns Hopkins University from the National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH067948) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (RA49/CCR318627).
Useful Web Links JHU Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence Website: www.jhu.edu/preventyouthviolence Maryland Website for PBIS: http://www.pbismaryland.org University of Oregon Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: pbis.org
CONTACT INFORMATION Philip Leaf – Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD, 21205 firstname.lastname@example.org 410 955-3962 email@example.com Susan Keys – Center for Mental Health Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-276-1865 email@example.com Milt McKenna – Maryland State Department of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Susan Barrett, Sheppard Pratt Health System, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-938-3650 email@example.com