MTSS-B Tier 2 & Tier 3 Behavior Support Team Retreats

Kathy Francoeur works with students at Somerworth High SchoolBuilding Tier 2/3 Systems Capacity for Successful Student Outcomes
November 7, 2017
Struggling to meet the needs of students at the Tier 2 and Tier 3 level? Are you bumping up against system structures that make implementation at this level challenging? During this retreat participants will explore implementation strategies for improved outcomes at Tier 2/Tier 3 level . Decision rules to access higher level supports at advanced tiers and efficient progress monitoring tools to assess effective implementation will be highlighted. Tools, tips and strategies will be reviewed to help teams overcome common challenges. Participants will have time to plan, interact with others, and ask questions.

Who Should Attend:

This retreat is for school and community-based teams that are beginning to develop research-based behavior support practices for children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges within a MTSS framework.

About MTSS-B:

Multi-tiered Systems of Support for Behavioral Health and Wellness (MTSS-B) is a systemic, data-driven behavioral support and improvement systems change model that consists of three levels—Tier 1 (Universal), Tier 2 (Behavior Support), and Tier 3 (Intensive)—each specifically designed to prevent disruption and address the behavioral support needs of students at risk of school failure. Tier 2 & Tier 3 Behavior Support Teams are designed to match and monitor students who are not responding to school wide supports, increasing the level of support through function-based group interventions and simple behavior support plans.

April 3rd 2018, Grappone Center Concord NH


Kathy Francoeur, MEd

Project Director

Kathy Francoeur, M.Ed. provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to schools in the development and expansion of school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, as well as in the development of RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work), an intensive support intervention to help at-risk youth engage in high school completion and post-secondary options. She has collaborated with several NH schools in training faculty to serve as RENEW facilitators, and to build a sustainable system to support and monitor the RENEW model. Kathy presents nationally, training schools and districts on the RENEW model, and as part of the Who Cares About Kelsey? film project.

Prior to joining the IOD in 2010, she served as Crisis Intervention Coordinator for Somersworth High School and Middle School for over 10 years, overseeing RENEW as a three-tiered intervention to support high school students with social and behavioral issues, and serving as an internal coach on both the Universal and Targeted Team for the middle school and as the coach for the high school Targeted Team.

JoAnne Malloy, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

JoAnne M. Malloy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Malloy received a Master’s Degree in Social Work Administration and Planning from the University of Tennessee in 1981 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of New Hampshire in April 2011. She joined the staff of Institute on Disability (NH’s University Center for Excellence in Disability) in 1991 and has directed several state and federally-funded youth transition, employment, and dropout prevention projects with a focus on youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and School Mental Health. In 1996, she developed a transition and career development planning model for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, known as RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, natural supports, Education, and Work). RENEW has since been replicated in educational, mental health and juvenile detention settings in New Hampshire and 6 other states, producing positive educational, vocational, and behavioral health outcomes. Dr. Malloy has published numerous articles and book chapters on employment and transition for youth with emotional disorders and adults with mental illness, and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of New Hampshire.

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Date & Time

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Registration Fee

  • $199 per session individual;
  • $179 per member of a group of 3+

includes continental breakfast, lunch, & materials


Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 03301

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