PBIS at DJJ: Claxton RYDC Ornament Extravaganza
Earlier this month, the Claxton Regional Youth Detention Center (Claxton RYDC) held a special event for eligible youth enrolled in the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program: the Claxton RYDC Ornament Extravaganza. Keeping with the spirit of the holidays, youth at the facility were able to make and paint tree ornaments while enjoying seasonal treats. PBIS staff joined in the ornament-making festivities and a general sense of holiday cheer prevailed throughout the facility.
PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 23,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student over the counter behavior, will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve the school climate for all students.