Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Publication Title

School Community Journal

Volume

28

Issue

1

Pages

195-216

Abstract

This study analyzes the implementation of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) for the staff of one middle school that implemented SWPBIS during a districtwide strike and school merger. The researchers developed a qualitative case study based on focus groups and interviews with the staff who remained at the school following the merger. Analysis focuses on the nuances of supporting a school implementing SWPBIS during a season of anxiety-producing events. Systems theory is used both to identify the possible benefits of implementing SWPBIS during challenging seasons and to describe nuances for coaching schools during the SWPBIS process. Results indicate that SWPBIS implementation may provide much-needed support for staff during times of anxiety. Additionally, the findings suggest that systems theory components should be considered to ensure more effective implementation to strengthen a school community during seasons of high stress.

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Author Posting. © Academic Development Institute 2018. This article is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in the School Community Journal, 2018, http://www.schoolcommunitynetwork.org/SCJ.aspx

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