Dr. Heather Peshak George Serves as Contribution Editor of Special Issue on PBIS for the Journal of Behavioral Disorders
Dr. Heather Peshak George recently served as Contributing Editor of a Special Issue on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for the Journal of Behavioral Disorders. For the Special Issue, researchers and practitioners in the educational field were invited to address current and emerging topics related to improving the cognitive abilities, social skills, and emotional well-being of students with and at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) through PBIS.
In addition to Dr. George serving as Contribution Editor, CFS faculty Karen Cox, MA, Lauren Evanovich, PhD, Heather Peshak George, PhD, Devon Minch, PhD, and Therese Sandomierski, PhD have published articles in the Special Issue:
- An Examination of School Climate, Victimization, and Mental Health Problems Among Middle School Students Self-Identifying With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
- District Practices Associated With Successful SWPBIS Implementation
"This special issue provides research-based approaches for bridging research and practice in our educational system, specifically in the area of implementation fidelity, school climate, and school-wide systems of behavioral support using the multitiered framework of PBIS," wrote Dr. George in her introduction. "It is our hope that the important work of these scholars increases readers’ understanding of the varying levels of implementation needed to address the complex factors in our educational system and improve outcomes of children and youth with and at risk for EBD. Implementing evidence-based practices, such as the PBIS framework, can promote improved outcomes for all students, including those with EBD, at the classroom, school-wide, and district levels."