Building Positive, Healthy, Inclusive Communities with Positive Behavior Support

Part of the Springer Series on Child and Family Studies book series (SSCFS)


This chapter describes the evolution of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), including the critical role of PBIS in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in home, school, organization, and community settings. Aligned with individual, organization, and community tenets of positive psychology, and designed to achieve quality of life outcomes, PBIS can be utilized to build positive, healthy, and inclusive communities for people of all abilities. This chapter will describe how integrating PBIS and positive psychology can lead to interventions that better meet the needs of both support providers and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


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  1. 1.University of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Intermountain Centers for Human DevelopmentTucsonUSA

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