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ERIC Number: EJ865805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
"Anchors Away!" Implementing Program-Wide Positive Behavior Supports at the Visiting Nurses Association Child Care and Family Resource Center
Muscott, Howard Steven; Pomerleau, Tina; Dupuis, Sherry
NHSA Dialog, v12 n2 p104-121 2009
Early childhood programs are growing increasingly concerned about the number of preschoolers exhibiting challenging behavior. This case study describes how educators at the Visiting Nurses Association Child Care and Family Resource Center program addressed this concern by implementing the systems, data, and practices of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support (PWPBS) as part of the statewide initiative called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports-New Hampshire. Features of PWPBS and examples from the "Be a Star at the VNA" program are described within the context of training and technical assistance. Descriptive data indicate that the program was implemented with fidelity and associated with increases in leadership, team functioning, and consistency in data collection. These results were associated with increases in the percentage of children who responded to primary prevention and decreases in the frequency of challenging behavior. Limitations are discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire