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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

​​​​​​​​​​OCDE is recognized as a California Regional Technical Assistance Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). OCDE is committed to providing professional development that supports Orange County schools and districts implementing PBIS with fidelity within their Multi-Tiered System of Support. This is accomplished with respect to the Implementation Blueprint from the Center on PBIS and the California MTSS Framework.

What is PBIS? 

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an implementation framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports of all students. The multi-tiered continuum is comprised of carefully selected evidence-based practices at three different levels of support intensity, referred to as Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. Specific practices are matched both to the level of support needed and the local cultural context. Over 20 years of research has demonstrated when PBIS is implemented with fidelity, schools can expect the following outcomes:

  • Learning environments that are less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary

  • Learning environments that are more engaging, preventative, responsive, and productive

  • Positive impacts on classroom management and disciplinary issues

  • Improved  supports for students who need more specialized assistance  (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health)

  • A maximization of academic engagement and achievement for all  students​


New PBIS Team Trainings for 2024/25

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Click here for full flyer:  PBIS 2024_25 Flyer.pdf


 PBIS can support equity in school discipline.​

Click here for more information on PBIS Resources for Equity


2021 California PBIS Coalition Implementation Awards

Click here for our 2021 Award Recipients


Congratulations and THANK YOU to Orange County schools who have shown that their PBIS Community Cares!

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Orange County Recipients:  2020 Community Cares Recognition.pdf 








Dr. Angela Lawyer
Paula Bartlett
Administrative Asst. III