CADRE invites you to the report release on a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) project on School Discipline. The event will be a presentation featuring the information found through our yearlong process of this HIA with partners from Oakland, CA and Salinas, CA. The presentation will include project collaborative partners, CADRE parents and staff as well as special guest speakers.
We report a randomized, wait-list controlled trial assessing the effects of school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS). An effectiveness analysis was conducted with elementary schools in Hawaii and Illinois where training and technical assistance in SWPBS was provided by regular state personnel over a 3-year period.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions
This report includes examples of schools in Pennsylvania implementing PBIS.
Education Law Center
School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports (SW-PBS) is a system for supporting positive student behavior to improve school climate, and prevent and reduce disciplinary incidents.
The DSC is compiling information about positive, effective models for creating safe and supportive schools. There are alternatives that can reduce reliance on punitive and exclusionary discipline practices, like suspensions and expulsions. Below are resources on two effective models: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices.
"Effective Discipline for Student Success: Reducing Student and Teacher Dropout Rates in Alabama," Southern Poverty Law Center (July 2008).
Southern Poverty Law Center
"Effective Discipline for Student Success: Reducing Student and Teacher Dropout Rates in Mississippi," Mississippi Youth Justice Project, Southern Poverty Law Center (April 2008).
Mississippi Youth Justice Project, Southern Poverty Law Center