(For PBIS School Teams only)
1. Implemented SWPBIS at the Universal and Targeted levels,
2. Attended one-day overview training (click here) of PBIS Intensive Level Wraparound to be held May 11, 2012,
3. Completed the Intensive Level Readiness Checklist at 100%, and
4. Been recommended by their school’s VTPBiS coach as ready to pursue PBIS Wraparound training at the Intensive Level.
The intensive level of VTPBiS is designed to provide a continuum of individualized, comprehensive, and team-based interventions for students with complex issues whose needs have not been adequately addressed with less intensive PBIS interventions at the Universal and Targeted levels. Wraparound is considered the most intensive team-based process using strengths-based assessment, planning, and team coordination to achieve positive social and behavioral (and ultimately academic) outcomes for students at risk of school failure and struggling in other major life domains.
Wraparound emphasizes student and family engagement and focuses on meaningful quality of life goals within the system supports and curriculum integration of PBIS. By integrating wraparound within PBIS positive school-level outcomes are also anticipated, such as reduced referrals for special education and better screening of and earlier responses to behaviors problems.
This strand will serve to develop the systems, data, and practices of the wraparound process as a Tier 3 – Intervention within School-Wide PBIS (SWPBIS). Primary focus will be on increasing participants’ knowledge of and fluency with the wraparound process including (a) engaging with families to identify their strengths and priorities; (b) forming a team of service providers and natural supports (e.g., extended family, friends, mentors); (c) developing and implementing an individualized plan that results in effective, realistic, and practical strategies; and (d) collecting and using data to monitor progress.
For more information about the Intensive Level of PBIS visit www.pbisvermont.org or contact your VTPBiS coach.
Jesse Suter, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont assigned to the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion in the College of Education and Social Services. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2006, and joined the faculty at CDCI to pursue the development, research, and evaluation of school-based interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. He is pursuing a line of research in wraparound, a team-based planning process for meeting the needs of students with serious emotional and behavioral disabilities and maintaining them in their homes, schools, and communities. In this area, he has worked closely with John Burchard and Eric Bruns co-authoring several journal articles and book chapters, including the first meta-analysis of wraparound outcome studies. He also works with Michael Giangreco examining ways to improve special education service delivery for students with disabilities.
Jean Haigh, M.A.Ed, has been a teacher, an administrator at the Brandon Training School, a special education director, a full time faculty member at JSC. She worked nine years at the Vermont Dept. of Education. Jean is currently a ViiM and PBIS Implementation coach. She is a native of Rutland, VT and currently lives in East Craftsbury.
Ken Kramberg has been an educator since 1979. Until recently, he directed the Hartford Area Regional Collaborative and the Wilder School. Ken has also been involved with BEST since its onset. He is available part-time to provide trainings and some technical assistance to schools. In particular, Ken enjoys providing Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training and Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) training.