Mission of the Midwest PBIS Network

Improve student outcomes by increasing the quantity, fidelity, and sustainability 
of schools implementing multi-tiered behavioral supports.

 About the Midwest PBIS Network

The Midwest PBIS Network at SASED, in partnership with the OSEP funded Center on PBIS, supports the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in state, local, and community agencies throughout the Midwest. The Network is committed to building capacity of schools to prevent problem behaviors, promote positive school culture, and to evaluate the impact on both social and academic success of all youth, including those with the highest level of need. Critical to the support of school level implementation is the Network’s investment in parallel processes for local and state agencies to support PBIS implementation and scale-up with integrity and impact. Key focus areas of the Midwest PBIS Network include:
  • Prevention-based school-wide systems of positive behavior support
  • Data-based decision-making for instruction of behavior and academics
  • Wraparound planning for students with complex emotional and behavioral needs and their families
  • Community-based supports for families, youth and schools

In collaboration with the Center on PBIS, the Network also establishes and evaluates model demonstrations of PBIS implementation, such as the integration of mental health and restorative justice supports into the PBIS framework.  Additionally, the Midwest PBIS Network coordinates the annual National PBIS Leadership Forum, and serves as a technical assistance hub to nine states.