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Watch: What Parents, Families & Caregivers Need to Know About Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

February 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Watch the recording for the “What Parents, Families & Caregivers Need to Know About Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports” workshop.

This workshop is focused on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and the crucial role of family engagement in creating thriving schools. PBIS, a framework implemented in 170 schools in Vermont, prioritizes a safe and supportive learning atmosphere for all students. PBIS is a proactive, school-wide system to nurture the social, emotional, and academic well-being of students. Learn how students, teachers, administrators, counselors, and families collaborate to provide support in various school settings, including lunchrooms and playgrounds. Gain insights into PBIS levels of support, opportunities for family involvement, and valuable resources to deepen your understanding.


  • Amy Wheeler-Sutton is the Co-Director of the Building Effective Supports for Teaching (BEST) and VT Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBIS) Project at the University of Vermont. Amy began her career as a School Counselor at the Dothan Brook School, a longtime exemplary PBIS school. She has on-the-ground knowledge of how PBIS works in a school and what key elements lead to success. Amy provides training in the Universal level of PBIS and specializes in training social skills, bullying prevention, and classroom management. Amy has co-led the exciting work to align and integrate whole-school restorative approaches with PBIS, including the design of a 4-day BEST/MTSS Summer Institute strand, workshop development and presentation, and revamp of the Universal PBIS training. She continues to develop her expertise in the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) and Early MTSS/Pyramid Model. She presents locally, regionally, and nationally on best practices. Amy served as a key member of the Act 35 Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments.


February 12
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Vermont Family Network
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