Helping children learn social and emotional skills (SES) lays the foundation for developing healthy behaviors. There are urban minority communities that have been heavily burdened with
incarceration and the injustices in our justice system. Over generations, the families become destabilized from mass incarceration and children don’t have the same opportunities to learn SES as
their more advantaged counterparts.
There is an EBP program sponsored by the US Dept. of Education; Office of Special Education entitled “Positive Behavioral Intervention Support”(PBIS). Please view the following video
http://PBIS.org that is the home page. Click on SWPBIS for Beginners, and then scroll down to PBIS Video. You will view a tutorial about the program. During May, 17, 2017 clinical, we will be
having a mock advocacy presentation in class. The setting will be two nurse-advocates trying to get funding from a philanthropic organization in order to implement PBIS within an elementary school.
You have been assigned a role in the mock presentation. Prior to doing the first written assignment in this project, read “Board Members” and “Strategies to Win Over the Swing Voter” documents
posted in BB.
The nurse-advocates are asking for funding $200,000 to implement a PBIS Program in a Brownsville elementary school. That is just $30,000 more that it costs to keep one 16-18 year old in Riekers
Island ($176,700) which costs more than a Harvard University education. For the price of housing 1 youth at Riekers Island, this grant has the potential has for keeping 750 children out of the
criminal justice system. Below are instructions for each assignment in this project.
Write a speech on how PBIS is a solution. Be very positive and enthusiastic to your approach. This is your second chance to really get their attention.
Write a speech on how you will evaluate the results of implementing the PBIS. How are you going to measure success?