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May 22, 2018

2018 PA PBS Implementers’ Forum

May 22, 2018, 12:00 am to May 23, 2018, 11:59 pm

Take part in the Implementers’ Forum, addressing PA school and early childhood program systems.

Conference Information

The program includes:

  • School Recognition: PA schools and early childhood programs implementing multi-tiered systems of support with high fidelity
  • Breakout Sessions: Information for both novice and experienced implementers
  • Poster Session: Highlighting PA schools’ and early childhood programs’ accomplishments
  • Universal Supports for Scale Up and Sustainability

Intended audience:

  • PAPBS network facilitators;
  • school and program-wide PBIS coaches;
  • district and school level leadership teams;
  • educators, including early childhood educators; behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, special educators);
  • behavioral and mental health providers;
  • district and state policy makers;
  • family members and caregivers;
  • and SBBH community of practice members.

Featured Presenters

  • Anthony Biglan, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. His research over the past 30 years has helped to identify effective family, school, and community interventions to prevent the most common and costly problems of childhood and adolescence. Dr. Biglan is a former president of the Society for Prevention Research. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Prevention which released its report in 2009 documenting numerous evidence-based preventive interventions that can prevent multiple problems.
  • Kent McIntosh, Ph.D., teaches and conducts research in the areas of positive behavior support, equity in school discipline, and sustainability of evidence based interventions in schools. He is the Director of Educational and Community Supports at the University of Oregon. Dr. McIntosh is the Principal Investigator of a three-year Institute of Education Science (IES) grant focusing on developing and testing an intervention to reduce racial/ethnic disproportionality in school discipline that focuses on culturally-responsive behavior support and strategies to neutralize implicit bias.
  • Laura Riffel, Ph. D., has trained thousands of teachers, parents, counselors, psychologists, administrators, and bus drivers in how to make data-based decisions as a way to change behavior. Her trainings are filled with humor and make data collection easy to understand and utilize in any setting. Dr. Riffel travels the world presenting on Functional Behavior Assessment and on writing effective behavioral plans as a private consultant. She also presents on positive interventions and effective strategies for classroom teachers, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and learning disabilities.

Credits Offered

Act 48 hours, BACB, PQAS, and Psychology continuing education credits are offered for keynote and breakout sessions. Credits will be offered per day. To receive continuing education credit, individuals attending the Forum must arrive on time and stay the duration of the day(s) for which they are requesting credit. Participants seeking PQAS credit will need to print their certificates and provide them to their employer. Credits do not automatically populate in PD registry.

Registration Information

The registration fee is $75.00. Payment must be made with check or purchase order. No credit cards will be accepted.

On-line Registration
All participants should register for this PaTTAN-sponsored event online at the PA PBS Implementers Forum link located on the training tab.

Hotel Reservation Deadline
A block of rooms at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center has been secured for Forum attendees. If guest(s) prefer to speak to a Reservation Agent, they still have the option to call the Hershey Lodge Reservation office at 855-729-3108, and ask for the room block for the PAPBS Implementers’ Forum, May 21 – 23, 2018. The cost per room is $174.00 plus tax per night until April 23, 2018.

Parent Scholarships
The Bureau of Special Education and PaTTAN are pleased to offer parent scholarships to Pennsylvania residents who are not employed in a professional capacity by a school entity. Parents of school-age students can apply for either a partial scholarship (registration fee only) or a full scholarship (registration and lodging for those who live beyond 50 miles of Hershey Lodge). All scholarship applications must be email dated or postmarked on or before April 9, 2018. (Select the Training Tab, PA PBS Implementers Forum. The form is located on the right side of the page.)

For general registration information and questions, please contact:
Kristen Olszyk, PaTTAN Pittsburgh – 800-446-5607 ext. 6848 or kolszyk@pattan.net

School-Age Content Questions:
Tina Lawson, PaTTAN East, 800-441-3215 ext. 7254, tlawson@pattan.net

Early Childhood Content Questions:
Sue Zeiders, Early Intervention Technical Assistance, 717-829-1711, szeiders@pattan.net

The Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network Implementers’ Forum is sponsored by the Bureau of Special Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education, with support from the member agencies of Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice (CoP) on School Based Behavioral Health (SBBH).

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May 22, 2018, 12:00 am
May 23, 2018, 11:59 pm


Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
325 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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