Initiative Description: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a universal, school-wide prevention strategy that is currently implemented in over 7,500 schools to reduce disruptive behavior problems. The e present study examines the impact of PBIS on staff reports of school organizational health using data from a group-randomized controlled effectiveness trial of PBIS conducted in 37 elementary schools
Study Results: Training in school-wide PBIS is associated with significant changes in the schools’ organizational context. Schools with lower levels of organizational health at baseline appeared to benefit the most from the model.
Reference: Bradshaw, C. P., Koth, C. W., Thornton, L. A., & Leaf, P. J. (2009). Altering school climate through school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports: Findings from a group-randomized effectiveness trial. Prevention Science,10, 100-115. doi:10.1007/s11121-008-0114-9
Level of Evidence: Very Good