I recently taught a 2-day PBIS workshop for a local agency that provides wraparound support services in the field of Behavioral Health and met some fantastic people.
According to company literature, this dynamic group of behavior health coaches provides:
accessible behavioral health services designed to aid children to achieve success in school, live with their families, avoid delinquency and become stable and productive adults.
We talked about the three-tiered PBIS model and how it can be applied to home-based service delivery. We also discussed several behavior interventions ad how those secondary support can be implemented in a home or community environment.
After reviewing the evaluations from the workshop, two things became apparent. First, people generally enjoyed the workshop and found the content valuable. That’s good. However, a few people still felt that PBIS did not directly apply to the home setting. They felt that I used too many examples from the classroom. This is valid. Most (not all) of the PBIS literature is school-centered. And even though we did a lot of activities stressing how PBIS interventions and strategies could be implemented in the home, it seems like some participants still felt that this was a school treatment.
So, here is my dilemma. How do I further convince people that PBIS has a broader application?