McDowell Institute: Positive Behavior Support Resources

McDowell Institute: Positive Behavior Support Resources






  • Association for Positive Behavior Support — is an international organization dedicated to promoting research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors.
  • PA Positive Behavior Support Network — supports schools and their family and community partners to create and sustain comprehensive, school-based behavioral health support systems in order to promote the academic, social and emotional well-being of all Pennsylvania’s students.
  • Technical Assistance Center on PBIS — gives schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.
  • IRIS Center — features free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Our materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.
  • IRISED — is a behavioral research and development firm whose mission is to provide engaging, interactive educational resources that inspire confidence and make a positive difference in people’s lives.
  • Intervention Central — provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention and attain the Common Core State Standards.
  • What Works Clearinghouse — review of student behavior interventions examines the evidence of effectiveness of programs, curricula, and practices whose purpose is to foster positive behavioral outcomes.
  • National Center on Response to Intervention — provide technical assistance to states and districts and building the capacity of states to assist districts in implementing proven models for response to intervention and early intervening services.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Report on Mental Health — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.