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Highly effective school environments prioritize the academic achievement and social skills of all students. The Office of Special Education has identified research-based strategies and practices that support positive behavioral outcomes for all students. Implementation of effective strategies and best practices within a variety of host settings, improves school climate and student outcomes. This site provides multiple links to rules, guidelines, assessment tools, and research-based strategies to promote social competence and support positive behavioral interventions.

Professional Learning

Positive Discipline or Positive Behavioral Supports

This webinar will present an overview of using positive discipline in the school setting.  This learning opportunity will focus on how to reclaim "discipline" as preventative, positive, and instructional.  This will include methods for teams to address positive discipline within a systems framework.


8 Week Online Course: Introduction to Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans

This 8 week online course is intended for school and district-level teams.  The purpose of the course is to support the team in developing a functional behavioral Assessment (FBA) that accurately identifies a student’s function of behavior in order to develop more effective Behavior Intervention Plans. Team-based approaches to complete such activities are always best practice and in the best interest of the student, school, and family. By the end of the course, participating teams will be able to successfully complete Basic Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). The course provides a foundation for understanding FBAs and provides opportunity for practice in the completion of FBAs and BIPs. Support from instructors will be given in the form of discussion board with no face-to-face opportunities provided.

Date(s): September 15th 2019 through November 18th 2019 (8 weeks not including week of Fall Break)
** REGISTRATION Opens on August 15th and CLOSES on August 23rd or when registration is full. (Spring 2020 registration will begin January 30th, 2020)


Crisis Management

  • Colorado School Safety Resource Center
  • Picture: Colorado Crisis Services Logo  1-844-493-TALK (8255)
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    CRISIS LINE: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) is a 24/7/365 support line for anyone affected by a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. All calls are connected to a mental health professional, who will provide immediate support and connections to further resources. WALK-IN CRISIS SERVICES/ STABILIZATION UNITS: Our walk-in crisis services are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need. If you need in-person assistance, or are helping others with a crisis, you can always visit a walk-in crisis services location near you. Some locations provide crisis beds for 1-5 days, for either voluntary or involuntary treatment. View the map to find the locations nearest you.

For more information, please contact:

Bill Brown
Phone: (303) 866-6712
Email Bill Brown


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