National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)



Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)


Assists schools and school districts with the implementation of a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework to improve students' social, emotional, and physical well-being, reducing disruptive behavior, and creating a positive learning environment. Uses a multi-tiered framework that reaches all students while allowing for more focused intervention and support for at-risk students and students with disabilities. Includes resources and blueprints for implementing school-wide responses to the opioid crisis and substance use. Offers direct onsite technical assistance to district and state leadership teams as well as indirect assistance through online resources, national and regional conferences, and collaborations with other technical assistance centers and organizations.

What This Program Offers

The National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can provide:

  • Onsite technical assistance to district and state leadership teams to implement and maintain school-wide PBIS frameworks
  • National technical assistance network of implementers, including a designated state contact person, a PBIS center partner for each state and regional coordination networks
  • Opioid crisis and substance misuse topic guide, including case studies, training, templates, webinars, presentations, publications, and media on effective school responses to opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose
  • Online blueprints, tools, and guides to support PBIS implementation and system evaluation at all levels
  • Webinars, online training videos, and conference presentations on various aspects of PBIS
  • Research, practitioner, and policy briefs with the latest evidence-based information on PBIS
  • State and district-level resources with current information about implementation of PBIS nationwide
  • Targeted training material for different stakeholders, including PBIS teams, teachers, staff, parents, students, and community members

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

Eligible participants who can receive assistance include:

  • State, district, and school administrators
  • Teachers and school support staff
  • Community members, families, and students

Geographic Coverage



There is no application process for participation.

Contact your PBIS state or local coordinator to request assistance.

Topics This Program Addresses

Health and Wellness • Mental Health • Opioids • Prevention • Schools • Substance Use Disorder • Suicide and Suicide Prevention • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse