8th Annual Northeast PBIS Network Leadership Forum: Call for Proposals 

We are pleased to announce that this year’s NEPBIS Network Leadership Forum is accepting proposals for presentations. You are invited to submit proposals for the following: oral presentations, symposium sessions (10-20 minute presentations organized by the conference committee around similar themes), and poster presentations.

Submission deadline: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 

Review the submission guidelines and a scoring rubric prior to submitting a proposal; note that submissions from the Northeast Network States (CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, & VT) will be prioritized. Please click here to submit your proposals.  We are excited to review your proposal and put together an interesting and informative forum.

Save the date for the 8th Northeast PBIS Leadership Forum:

May 16 & 17, 2019

Are you interested in becoming an Endorsed NEPBIS Trainer?

The first three Northeast Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports training-of-trainers (NEPBIS TOT) cohorts are underway!  We are recruiting applicants for cohort 4. See our TOT flyer for more information, and review the application requirements and questions here

This NEPBIS TOT consists of a combination of training events, supported training activities, and participation in an ongoing network of support.  

When you are ready to submit your application materials, please use the following link: NEPBIS Training of Trainers 2018 Cohort 4 Application

2018-2019 Training Dates

Cohort 3 Returning Trainers:

  • Day 7: September 25
  • Day 8: February 28
  • Day 9: June 6

Cohort 4 Trainers: 

  • Days 1-2: September 24-25
  • Days 3-4: February 27-28
  • Days 5-6: June 5-6

2018 Summer Behavioral Institute

July 16 through 19, 2018

University of Connecticut, Storrs

Registration is now closed.
The Neag School of Education invites practicing educators to UConn for the second annual Summer Behavioral Institute–a one-week, intensive program presented by national experts designed to develop your skills through:
  • Understanding how behavioral principles can best support student behavior across tiers in all school settings
  • Learning the behavioral change principles that support staff in PBIS implementation
  • Applying the basics of applied behavior analysis to address challenges to implementing the PBIS framework in school and community settings

The cost of the Institute is $1200 per participant. This includes 3.5 days of content instruction, and breakfast and lunch each day.

Featured presenters include:

  • Adam Feinberg
  • Brandi Simonsen
  • Jen Freeman

Summer Behavioral Institute Materials 2018

Please click here to complete an evaluation of the SBI

Meet Recently Endorsed NEPBIS Trainers!

To become endorsed, each trainer completed and met competencies of the rigorous Northeast PBIS Training of Trainers (NEPBIS TOT). As part of this work, each trainer demonstrated the ability to effectively train and support schools in implementing PBIS with fidelity. This first cohort of endorsed trainers brought a wealth of expertise to the NEPBIS TOT, as they were already experienced PBIS trainers.

If you are looking for high-quality, effective PBIS training, coaching, and technical assistance for your schools, these are your professionals.

Christine Cappabianca
Worcester, MA

Heidi L. Cloutier
University of New Hampshire
Institute on Disability
Concord, NH
603-228-2084 x41

Clarissa Fish
Director of Special Services
R.S.U. #10

Nicole Hendry
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Middletown, CT
860-632-1485 x255

Sarah Jones
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Middletown, CT

Tracey Lamothe
NEPBIS Trainer
Madison, CT 

Eben McKnight
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Middletown, CT
860-632-1485 x365

Mitch Orkin

Christine S. Peck, Psy.D., BCBA-D
School Psychologist
Cooperative Educational Services (CES)
Trumbull, CT 

Amanda Pickett, MSW

State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Middletown, CT
Tel: 860-632-1485 x397
Fax: 860-632-8870

Karen Robbie
University of Maine

Marlene Morelli Robbins
Educational and Behavioral Consultant
Quabbin Valley Educational Consultants, LLC
Belchertown, MA 01007

Matthew Spar
Special Education/Support Services Department Head
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School 

Michelle Weaver
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Middletown, CT
Tel: 860-632-1485 x364

Missy Wrigley
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Middletown, CT
Tel: 860-632-1485 x303
Fax: 860-632-8870

Cynthia Zingler 
Director of Family School and Community Partnerships 
Vernon Public Schools
860-870-6000 x4662

Click here to see a list of our endorsed trainers with pictures! 

Are you interested in PBIS training for your school or district?

The University of Connecticut/PBIS Center (UCONN/PBIS), is pleased to offer an intensive professional development opportunity designed to train school and district teams in their development and implementation of school and district-wide systems of behavioral supports and interventions and thereby improve school climate for all students.  Based on the extensive research supporting the policies, practices and procedures of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Framework (www.pbis.org), these trainings – the NEPBIS Academy - will teach the structures, processes, resources, and collaboration needed for school-wide implementation of PBIS. The NEPBIS Academy will support schools specifically in Massachusetts and nearby communities.

MTSS: PBIS Academy Description

The PBIS Academy will support district and school level implementation teams and coaches to build internal local capacity to implement school-wide PBIS.  Composed of full day trainings and on-site technical assistance and consultation, participating teams will receive on-going support for multiple years.

Registration is now open! To register and for more information, click here.

For questions about the NEPBIS Academy, please click here or contact Adam Feinberg (adam.feinberg@uconn)