Module 1 Part 1: ISF in Virtual Conditions with Susan Barrett

ISF Systems #1 w/ Susan Barrett Video


About The Webinar

Returning to school, (in person, online, or a hybrid of both), after an abrupt interruption, amplifies the need for a social-emotional wellbeing, trauma informed and ‘mental health for all’ approach. We will highlight how the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) focuses on a whole system response for building a resilient, culturally responsive community and acknowledging diverse populations and their needs.



  • Participants will be able to define how Interconnected systems framework
  • Participants will be able to describe how ISF is being adapted to fit current context
  • Participants will be able to describe school and district level strategies that support adult wellness



      -   Interconnected Systems Framework in Virtual Conditions (PDF)
      -   Strategies for Establishing or Re-Establishing Social Connections Remotely (PDF)
      -   Using the Be Positive App for Distance Learning (PDF)

About The Speaker

SuSusan Barrett headshotsan Barrett, MA, serves as a Director for the Center for Social Behavior Supports Center (CSBS) at Old Dominion University and an Implementer Partner with the U.S. National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). She assists with large-scale implementation of PBIS; partners with researchers to evaluate the impact of PBIS on students, school staff, and school communities; and serves on the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Board of Directors. She also co-leads the development of the Interconnected Systems Framework, a mental health and PBIS expansion effort. Susan has been published in the areas of large-scale adoption of PBIS, mental health, cost-benefit analysis, advanced tier system development, and adoption of evidence-based practices in schools.

About The Series 

The Northwest MHTTC and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC are continuing our partnership to provide and extend deeper technical assistance on the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF).

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process that maximizes effectiveness and efficiency by blending the strengths of school and community mental health with strengths of the multi-tiered framework of PBIS (Barrett, Eber, Weist, 2013)

This past year, we offered three webinars on the Interconnected Systems Framework (see below for recordings) and followed the learning series up with monthly discussion hours led by Susan Barrett and field leaders from our region.

This year, we are offering more programming to deepen your ISF work and contextualize ISF to this moment of COVID-19 and beyond. Our fall offering is made up of four modules and ends with a town hall for you to be able to ask faculty your questions and resource one another. Each module includes teaching from Susan Barrett and field leaders on ISF systems, and USC faculty on ISF practices.

Learn more about the full series schedule and access all recordings & presentation materials here. 

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