Join us for the 7th Northeast PBIS Leadership Forum!

May 17 & 18, 2018

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

Groton, CT


Please see the NEPBIS Forum tab (above) for additional information on presenters and content strands, as well as handouts and presentations from the 2017 forum.

Featured Keynotes:

Tim Lewis, Ph.D., University of Missouri

Catherine Holahan, J.D., Education Counsel

George Sugai, Ph.D., University of Connecticut

2018 Summer Behavioral Institute

July 16 through 19, 2018

University of Connecticut, Storrs

Registration is now open: click HERE
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

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

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

Tracey Lamothe
Instructional Specialist
Cooperative Educational Services (CES)
Trumbull, CT 

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

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

Matthew Spar
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Middletown, CT
860-632-1485 x369

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 becoming an Endorsed NEPBIS Trainer?

The first three Northeast Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports training-of-trainers (NEPBIS TOT) cohorts are underway! In Spring 2018, we will recruit applicants for cohort 4. This NEPBIS TOT consists of a combination of training events, supported training activities, and participation in an ongoing network of support.  

2017-2018 Training Dates

Endorsed Trainer's Summit:

  • October 4 (afternoon)

Cohort 2 Returning Trainers:

  • Day 1: October 4
  • Day 2: February 28
  • Day 3: June 6

Cohort 3 Trainers: 

  • Days 1-2: October 3-4
  • Days 3-4: February 27-28
  • Days 5-6: June 5-6

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.

For more information about the NE PBIS Academy, please click here or contact Adam Feinberg (adam.feinberg@uconn)