Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support (PWPBS)
Rochelle Lentini, M.Ed.
USF’s Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support (PWPBS) team provides training and technical assistance to community early childhood programs to build their capacity to effectively promote young children’s social and emotional competence and address challenging behavior.
Build the capacity of early childhood programs to promote the social development of all children and address challenging behavior effectively through the program-wide adoption of the Pyramid Model.
Long Term Impact
Improved social development of all children, and decrease in challenging behavior in early childhood programs.
Recent Accomplishments (FY 14)
- 28 community trainings provided to 437 providers in the community.
- Hosted 6 local, state, and national conference presentations to 600 participants.
- 1 additional inservice/preservice trainings provided to 40 participants.
- Ongoing training and technical assistance provided to 11 local early childhood programs who are adopting the Pyramid Model, with 83 early childhood professionals and 820 children between the ages of birth to 5 years.
- Participating programs showed improvements in their development efforts, partnerships with their families, fidelity of implementation in classrooms, and in child behavior.