In October, the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) staff at the Eastman Youth Development Campus held a special Halloween Event for youth who went two weeks special incident report free and who had 100% group attendance and participation for specific events.  Over 31 youth were able to enjoy Halloween festivities with food, games and special privileges.

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.