Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports 

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Initiative is an evidence-based practice for putting systems in place that support positive academic and behavioral outcomes on your campus. PBIS is a decision making framework for your campus-based teams that guides their selection, integration, and implementation of the best research-based practices and interventions. It's goal is to improve outcomes for ALL students within your campus. PBIS is founded on a three-tiered model and addresses school-wide systems, classroom management, and individual student supports

PBIS Resources:

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

Texas Behavior Support Network

US Department of Education

PBIS Videos for Teaching Behavioral Expectations

Safe and Civil Schools

Florida State Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support


Classroom Management

Good classroom management is something that you can see and feel but defining it is more complex.  When systems are in place in the classroom, a perfect marriage of increased academic success and decreased behavior problems occurs. In turn, the climate and culture of the classroom is one of safety where students can thrive.  Randy Spick, Educational Consultant for Safe and Civil Schools, developed the STOIC framework, a mulit-tiered system of preventionand intervention that empowers educators.  STOIC is an acronym that stands for "five puzzle pieces:"

Structure for success

Teach expectations

Observe systemically

Interact positively

Correct calmly





Restorative Discipline

Restorative Discipline is a community building based intervention system, which seeks to build stronger, more empathetic approaches to behavior management. Restorative Discipline shifts the traditional system of punishing rule breakers into a system which focuses on problem-solving, personal accountability, conflict resolution, and personal growth. Through this process, students learn how to interact and manage their relationships with peers and adults. They become better equipped to understand how their actions impact others and how to monitor future behavior.


Trauma Informed Care

Trauma affects the way people approach potentially helpful relationships (Fallot and Harris). When this is not understood it put people at risk of further trauma, due to an ongoing sense of fear, betrayal, distrust and lack of safety. While trauma is everyone’s business and becoming a trauma-informed world would reap countless benefits, embedding trauma-informed practice is critical across all practice, services, agencies and institutions.

Trauma Informed Care Resources:


Adverse Childhood Experience Study

Transforming Schools with Trauma Informed Care

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Schools and Trauma


Too Scared to Cry

The Trauma Informed School

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

The Body Keeps the Score





Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTIprocess begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom, data collection, and ongoing student assessment.


Intervention Central

TBSI and Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Trainings

Texas Behavior Support Initiative

TBSI On-Line Training

Nonviolent Crisis Prevention (CPI)

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention program is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help human service professionals provide the best possible Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of disruptive, assaultive, and out-of-control individuals even during their most violent moments. 

Alicia Holligan

ESC Contact

Anna Phillips
(806) 281-5891


Alma Reinhart

Support Staff
Alma Reinhart
Student Support Services 
(806) 281-5701