Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent and Manage Problem Behaviors

Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent and Manage Problem Behaviors
A Step-by-Step Approach
Middle School
High School
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Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent and Manage Problem Behaviors: A Step-by-Step Approach


All grades levels. Packed with hands-on tools and grounded in the latest research, this important resource provides guidelines for planning, staff training, screening and assessment, positive behavior support, and progress monitoring. The authors' team-based, school-tested approach includes behavioral, academic, and social components that can be tailored to address any school's needs. Each chapter presents real-world examples alongside essential information about how to prevent the development of antisocial behavior.


"More than ever before, educators are now called to provide services for children at risk for behavior problems. It is critical that teachers, administrators, and other education professionals, as well as school psychologists, have an understanding of how to apply evidence-based, schoolwide behavior support interventions. This excellent book provides knowledge and practical skills that educators need."

—T. Chris Riley-Tillman, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies in School Psychology
East Carolina University

Book Reviews

"A timely and highly relevant addition to the school-based prevention literature. Although the title suggests a focus on student behavior, the book offers the reader much more. The authors have done a superb job of explaining prevention logic and how it can be integrated across content areas in order to fit the specific needs of a system. As such, the book will be useful to practitioners, trainers, and policymakers seeking common language regarding school-based prevention frameworks such as response to intervention. In addition, the clear presentation and user-friendly examples will be welcomed by every school professional working to integrate response-to-intervention approaches in 'real' settings."

—Sandra M. Chafouleas, PhD
Department of Educational Psychology
and Center for Behavioral Education and Research
Neag School of Education
University of Connecticut

"This is a great resource for schools learning about, developing, or refining an integrated primary prevention program. The authors address many details that are not available elsewhere, and provide practical tools and examples. The organization of the book is logical, integrated, and coherent. The chapter previews and summaries are very effective, and the concluding chapter on frequently asked questions is terrific."

—John Umbreit, PhD
Special Education Program
University of Arizona

Table of Contents

  1. Preventing and Managing Problem Behavior in Our Schools: A Formidable Task
  2. Primary Prevention across the K-12 Grade Span: Developing a Solid Foundation
  3. A Closer Look at the Positive Behavior Support Model
  4. Designing and Implementing Primary Prevention Models
  5. Assessment and Screening at the Primary Level
  6. Determining How Well the Program Is Working: Monitoring Outcomes and Identifying Nonresponsive Students
  7. Getting Started in Your School: Frequently Asked Questions