[R-0497] S7: Family and Community

Citation: Weist, M. D., Garbacz, S. A., Lane, K. L., & Kincaid, D. (2017). Aligning and integrating family engagement in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): Concepts and strategies for families and schools in key contexts. Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education). Eugene, Oregon: University of Oregon Press. Retrieved from: http://www.pbis.org/ [or enter Aligning and Integrating Family Engagement in PBIS” in your search window].

Abstract: The purpose of this 10-chapter eBook is to promote meaningful family engagement in all aspects of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). Information on policy and legislative considerations (Standard 1) are found in chapter 2, collaboration with those in the field of mental health (Standard 8) in chapter 5, and partnerships with families to promote the social and emotional competence of young children (Standard 6) in chapter 6.

Integration: The content and skills presented in this website fit well in Child Development; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Child, Family and Community; Child Guidance; Health, Safety and Nutrition; and Social and Emotional Development.

Content Focus: Behavior Changes; Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Child Guidance; Family Voices; Health, Safety and Nutrition; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Mental Health; Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS); Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS); Professional Development; Social and Emotional Health; Social and Emotional Competence

Notes: In chapter 6, the authors cite 10 best practices for promoting family engagement. Have learners discuss specific examples of what they would do to demonstrate those practices in early intervention or early childhood inclusive settings. For instance, what systems of communication would they put into place to establish reciprocal and responsive relationships with families?