The 18th International Virtual Conference on Positive Behavior Support

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The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center School Mental Health Team will be presenting at The 18th International Virtual Conference on Positive Behavior Support!

About The Conference:

The Association for Positive Behavior Support’s 18th International Virtual Conference on Positive Behavior Support will feature over 100 oral presentations, posters and pre-conference workshops highlighting empirical findings, assessment and intervention methods, current topics, and other aspects of Positive Behavior Support (PBS).


  • March 17 (9:30am - 7:00pm) to - March 19 (9:30am - 7:00pm)
  • See the Agenda.
  • See the Conference Brochure for more information & learning objectives.
  • Certificate of Attendance, BCBA and Graduate Credits will be available.
  • Register Here!

Presentations and workshops will focus on topics including:

  • Early Childhood
  • Integration and Alignment
  • Individualized Student Supports (Tier III)
  • Classroom (Tier II)
  • School-Wide Systems (Tier I)
  • Equity
  • Home and Community
  • IDD
  • Families and Parent Supports
  • Mental Health

Northwest MHTTC Conference Presentation & Session Details

Mental Health & PBIS: Regional Collaboration and Capacity Building

A panel of NW region collaborators share an ongoing effort across four states to meet the needs of students & support their well-being by leveraging resources & building a common way of work using MTSS core features.


  • Participants will learn how multiple SEAs, training and TA providers, universities, and professional organizations are streamlining and coordinating efforts to support all students, families and staff. 
  • Participants will be able to describe some examples of how this group of collaborators are building a common way of work using the MTSS core features, assessing needs and addressing workforce gaps through training and implementation supports, creating learning communities and building infrastructure to support these efforts over time. 
  • Participants will learn more about how to leverage different funds to achieve common goals.


Kelcey Schmitz [email protected]
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Susan Barrett [email protected]
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Justyn Poulos [email protected]
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA, USA

Eric Bruns [email protected]
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Jessica Swain-Bradway [email protected]
Northwest PBIS Network, Portland, OR, USA

Kurt Hatch [email protected]
Association of Washington School Principals, Olympia, WA, USA

Katie Bubak-Azevedo [email protected]
Idaho State Department of Education, Boise, ID, USA

Want more information and school mental health resources? Visit the Northwest MHTTC's School Mental Health page and sign up for our monthly newsletter for regular updates about events, trainings, and resources available to the Northwest region.

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