ERIC Number: EJ1182942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Identifying and Examining School Approaches to Family Engagement within Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Garbacz, S. Andrew; McIntosh, Kent; Vatland, Christopher H.; Minch, Devon R.; Eagle, John W.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v20 n3 p127-137 Jul 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify and examine how schools implementing schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) were engaging families in their Tier I PBIS systems. In addition, reported implementation of practices and the availability of resources were examined in relation to fidelity of PBIS implementation. Participants included PBIS Leadership team representatives from 302 schools across three states. Findings revealed the most common ways in which schools (a) communicated with families about their PBIS systems, (b) worked with families to support PBIS at school, (c) supported family use of PBIS at home, and (d) built partnerships to support PBIS. Finally, communicating with families about PBIS and supporting families to help their child follow school expectations were related to fidelity of PBIS implementation. Implications and future research directions are discussed.
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Family Involvement, Behavior Modification, Family Role, Family Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Communication Strategies, Participative Decision Making, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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