Despite effective universal instruction and supports for all students, some youth still may struggle socially or academically in school. These students can benefit from group interventions to support their needs for improved outcomes. During these retreats participants will explore various evidence-based group intervention strategies through showcasing case examples from area schools, learning how to design interventions in their school, and a focus on progress-monitoring tools and sustainability. Participants will have time to plan, interact with others, and ask questions.
November 2016: Identification and Intervention for Tier 2: Universal Screening for Behavior
An increasing number of schools use brief universal screeners to identify students who need additional supports. This session will provide information regarding universal screening, including procedures, along with how to use results to plan for interventions. Examples of how this has been implemented in a school will be shared. Participants will have time to plan, interact with others, and ask questions. Learn more about the fall retreat >
April 2017: Expanding Interventions through Creative Partnerships
Building partnerships with our community mental health providers is an integral part of establishing an effective multi-tiered system of support. This session will highlight supports and interventions that can be utilized at the Tier 2 level by partnering with various community stakeholders. Strategic ways of building this partnership will be highlighted. Practical examples from the field will be shared.
PBIS 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. Behavior Support PBIS Teams are designed to effectively and efficiently 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.
Who Should Attend
These retreats are for Tier 2 Teams that are implementing PBIS, or teams from schools that are beginning to develop secondary level prevention systems for students needing more behavior support than can be supported via intensive and individual tertiary support, and for students who are at risk of chronic problem behavior. Attendance at both sessions is recommended, but not required.
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.