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Ellie L. Young, Paul Caldarella, Michael J. Richardson, and K. Richard Young

Positive Behavior Support in Secondary Schools

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Catalog No. 29294

This much-needed guide shows how to implement positive behavior support (PBS) strategies in secondary settings, using a three-tiered approach.

The authors adapt the core ideas of PBS to the developmental context of adolescence and the organizational structures of middle schools and junior and senior high schools. With an emphasis on data-based decision making, the book provides ideas and examples for meeting the behavioral needs of all students, from those with emerging concerns to those with ongoing, chronic problems. It takes practitioners step by step through planning, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining schoolwide, small-group, and individual interventions. In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the book includes useful reproducible forms.

"This book offers exactly what the title promises--a practical guide that is relevant for secondary settings. Readers will increase their understanding of the 'what,' 'why,' and 'how-to' of implementing PBS. The authors describe useful strategies that are grounded in research, emphasizing the critical importance of collaborating with teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to enhance the school climate."--Hank Bohanon, PhD, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago

"As part of the initial research team working to implement these principles in a secondary school setting, I have observed firsthand the dramatic positive correlation to student success and improved school environment. When school personnel model proactive instruction that supports all areas of students' learning needs, the results are better behaviors and test scores. This book provides specific and tested strategies for success in any educational setting--even with the most difficult students. Ready-to-use forms and questionnaires take school professionals smoothly through the process of creating solution-focused interventions."

"This is an excellent, comprehensive book for educators dedicated to supporting secondary-age students in the context of three-tiered prevention models. The vignettes throughout the book are engaging and make the context more clear for the reader. Congratulations to the authors for this timely, highly useful resource."--Kathleen Lynne Lane, PhD, BCBA-D, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas

Ellie L. Young, PhD, NCSP, is associate professor at Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, where she is coordinator for the School Psychology Graduate Program. Dr. Young practiced as a school psychologist for 9 years in Kansas and Missouri. Her research focuses on screening in secondary settings and gender issues in education. She maintains a small private practice where she works with youth and their families.

Paul Caldarella, PhD, is Director of the Positive Behavior Support Initiative and joint- appointment Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education at Brigham Young University.

Michael J. Richardson, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department at Brigham Young University. He has worked with youth, their parents, and teachers in district youth-in-custody programs, in state youth corrections and family services, and as an in-home family preservation consultant for Utah Youth Village.

K. Richard Young, PhD, is Dean of the David O. McKay School of Education and Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education at Brigham Young University. Dr. Young has had experience both as a teacher and as a principal in public schools. He is a licensed psychologist and a former professor at Utah State University, where he also codirected the Institute for the Study of Children, Youth and Families at Risk.

158 pages. 2011


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