An Exploratory Survey of the Perceived Value of Coaching Activities to Support PBIS Implementation in Secure Juvenile Education Settings
- Education and Treatment of Children
- West Virginia University Press
- Volume 36, Number 3, August 2013
- pp. 147-160
- View Citation
- Additional Information
Coaching is one component used to facilitate implementation of positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS) with fidelity, and to help bridge the gap between training and implementation in real-world settings. This exploratory survey examined elements related to PBIS coaching as support for developing and implementing a statewide PBIS initiative in the educational settings of secure care juvenile correctional facilities. Facility PBIS team members and external PBIS coaches were surveyed to solicit feedback on the need for and value of specific coaching activities and factors that acted as facilitators and barriers to PBIS implementation. Both groups of respondents reported that administrator support, time to carry out PBIS responsibilities, and access to coaching and technical assistance are important for effective implementation of PBIS in secure settings.