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Through the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model, schools are better able to respond to each student’s strengths and needs. CBHM is designed to help school personnel and parents work together to reinforce your child’s skill development both at school and at home.

Working together, we can provide students with the kind of academic and social skills they will need to succeed in school and in life.

CBHM Schools may use the following evidence-based programs and supports to improve student outcomes:

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework for improving student outcomes (academic & behavioral) using effective instruction/intervention and data-based decision making. PBIS emphasizes explicitly teaching behavioral expectations and recognizing students for demonstrating appropriate behavior. PBIS is grounded in behavioral research. To find out more about PBIS, please visit OSEP TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

Second Step

Second Step is a social emotional learning curriculum designed for tier-1 or whole-school implementation for preschool through grade 8. Using Second Step lessons, teachers introduce empathy, social skills, executive functioning and problem solving strategies in the classroom. Lessons are designed to be developmentally appropriate and engaging for students at each grade level. For more information please visit the Second Step website.

Following the CBHM Logic Model, additional supports are identified according to individual school needs.

Families can always contact teachers or school administrators with questions or concerns about the CBHM model and how it supports your child.

If you have any concern about your child’s behavior or social or emotional wellness,  your school can help identify additional supports and services available both in the school and in the community.

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