Eastman YDC: PBIS Family Movie Night
Story support and pictures from Eastman YDC Volunteer Coordinator Misty Winter
The Eastman Youth Development Campus (Eastman YDC) hosted a family movie night as part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. Of 80 eligible youth, 61 attended this event which included a movie, staff activities and great food from outside the facility to eat during the movie provided by family members of the youth.
Over 30 family members of PBIS youth were able to attend the event. For the youths whose family members were not able to attend, Eastman YDC staff volunteered their time and money to purchase food for everyone.
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.