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We strengthen Vermont school communities, so they're better able to work with students at risk of or experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

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Learn more about The BEST Project

To help schools develop more effective strategies and interventions, the BEST Team facilitates a variety of workshops, in-service training, university coursework, webinars, and an annual Summer Institute.

Training and technical assistance are presented within the framework of a multi-tiered system of supports, specifically, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). They are available to school staff, families/caregivers (including kin, foster, and adoptive caregivers) community members, and a variety of interagency workforce members.


The BEST Project is funded through the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) and supported by the UVM Center on Disability & Community Inclusion.

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Download our 2023 Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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Download the 2022-2023 BEST Fact Sheet in .pdf format.


New Resources

  • 2023 BEST/VTmtss Summer Institute
  • Summer Institute Strands
  • Summer Institute Workshops
  • BEST/VTmtss Keynotes

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