Principles of Sustainable Prevention: Designing Scale-Up of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support to Promote Durable Systems
In this article, we provide an overview of School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS), an approach to building protective school cultures and preventing the development of problem behavior through instruction, environmental redesign, and attention to systems-level variables. We define the critical features of SWPBS within a prevention science lens, including identification of its conceptual foundations, proximal mediators of student outcomes, and current research base and goals. Given its evidence of effectiveness, we describe efforts and a research agenda in the area of sustainability of SWPBS, including a description of a proposed model of sustainability and a case study of statewide implementation with steps taken to promote sustained implementation.
Psychology in the Schools
McIntosh, K., Filter, K. J., Bennett, J.L., Ryan, C., & Sugai, G. (2010). Principles of Sustainable Prevention: Designing Scale-up of School-wide Positive Behavior Support to Promote Durable Systems. Psychology in the Schools, 47(1), 5-21. doi: 10.1002/pits.20448
Publisher's Copyright and Source
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons. Article published by John Wiley & Sons in Psychology and the Schools, volume 47, issue number 1, January 2010, pages 5-21. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pits.20448