School Based Behavioral Health

The Children’s Bureau and the Department of Education work together to ensure that schools are caring and supportive places that maximize learning as well as social, emotional and behavioral development. SBBH will bring together schools, county mental health programs and community resources to develop a continuum of services that enable children to have their educational and mental health needs met within their school districts. 

The Pennsylvania Positive Behavioral Support Network web site is one component in fulfilling the mission to “support schools and their family and community partners to create and sustain comprehensive, school-based behavioral health support systems in order to promote the academic, social and emotional well-being of all Pennsylvania’s students.” 

The Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS)
This site is dedicated exclusively to resources and information regarding the Student Assistance Program (SAP). The redesigned website is easier to navigate and contains many features that will be useful for SAP team members, SAP Liaisons, and Commonwealth Approved Trainers. 

Pennsylvania School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
The Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PAPBS Network), through training and technical assistance,supports schools and their family and community partners to create and sustain comprehensive, school-based behavioral health support systems in order to promote the academic, social and emotional well-being of all Pennsylvania’s students.

National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports
Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in the US Department of Education, the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports was established to address the behavioral and discipline systems needed for successful learning and social development of students. The Center provides capacity-building information and technical support about behavioral systems to assist states.

School Re-Entry for Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
More than 4,000 children in Pennsylvania have traumatic brain injuries each year that require hospitalization. Many children are left with difficulties in physical, cognitive, or behavioral functioning. The BrainSTEPS program was created in 2007 by the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, as part of a contract with the Department of Health, to inform and support those who provide educational services to children with traumatic brain injury.