The Northwest PBIS Network, Inc. is a professional organization dedicated to supporting educators as they develop, implement and sustain safe and effective learning environments where all students experience success.
In order to achieve these goals, The Network will:
I. Provide vision-driven leadership in policy, guidelines and practice;
II. Advocate for adoption and utilization of evidence-based practices in the teaching
of social-emotional-behavioral competencies and the development of safe and effective
III. Serve as liaison between pre-K-12 education, universities, state departments of education, community agencies and partners, and families; and
IV. Offer high quality professional development activities and technical assistance designed to build and sustain the capacity of local educational systems.
The Network leadership and members believe that:
1. Social-emotional and behavioral competencies are critical life skills that are an important part of school success, and promote and enhance students academic achievement.
2. It is more effective to prevent rather than remediate problems.
3. Collaboration is a best practice for enhancing systems capacity to support children.
4. Effective systems are those that implement evidence-based practices in a manner that is durable and sustainable.
5. Best practices in education involve meaningful collaboration between researchers and practitioners.
6. Families are children’s first teachers and a critical ally in providing effective behavior support.
7. Effective support systems and practices are sensitive to the unique needs of a diverse student population and the organizational culture.