Alaska Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports

Link to the officialy Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports websiteThe Alaska Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) website provides schools and districts with resources to implement SW-PBS.

Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) gives people a different way to think about behavior. SW-PBS is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur - the behavior's function. This approach to behavior can occur on a schoolwide level, in a specific setting, a classroom, or with an individual student. SW-PBS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools in developing a positive school culture. This initiative can lead to an increase in academic performance, school safety (including suicide prevention), a decrease in problem behaviors, and a positive school and community climate.


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For Questions or Technical Assistance, please contact:

Department of Education & Early Development
ATTN: Sharon Fishel
801 W. 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500
Telephone: (907) 465-6523
Confidential Fax: (907) 465-2713
sharon.fishel@alaska.gov