This article describes the successful application of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program through participatory decision-making by an entire school faculty. The unique feature of this program was the use of the Nominal Group Technique to elicit a bottom-up approach of securing participants’ input and commitment. It demonstrates the process of research to practice in the school setting that cuts through resistance to change by creating a consensus environment. This process can be easily implemented by school districts to develop programs that meet students and staff needs in a change-friendly fashion.
Cook, Rebecca J. Ph.D.; Mullins, Frank E. Ph.D.; Okungu, Phoebe A. Ph.D.; and Sinclair, Thomas J. M.Ed.
"Supporting Systems Change via Participatory Decision-Making: Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Program Development,"
Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jhstrp/vol1/iss1/5
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