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About PBS Kansas

PBS Kansas Mission Statement

The PBS Kansas (PBSKS) initiative promotes the use of proactive evidence-based strategies to meet the social and emotional  needs of all Kansans by partnering across systems to enhance behavioral expertise and use new and existing resources in an efficient, effective manner.

PBS Kansas Vision Statement

Healthy relationships built by Positive Behavior Support (PBS) enhance the quality of life across the life span.

The History of PBS Kansas

Current Revised Action Plan

PBS Kansas Initial Action Plan

  • Description of state-wide planning: The purpose of the Kansas Statewide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Project is to develop an action plan for increasing access and availability of PBS in Kansas. Statewide PBS planning is intended to increase awareness, communication, and resource sharing across community-based service delivery systems including:
    • Developmental disability supports
    • Mental health
    • Child welfare
    • Schools
    • Higher education
    • Families
    • Advocacy organizations
    • Criminal justice, and
    • Supports for senior citizens

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Individuals who have Participated in PBS Kansas:

  • Child welfare practitioners
  • Professionals from developmental disability services
  • Self advocates
  • Individuals specializing in traumatic brain injury
  • Early childhood specialists
  • Health care policy/Medicaid professionals
  • Educators
  • Behavior specialists
  • Higher education
  • Parents and parent advocates
  • School-wide PBS trainers
  • Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support facilitators and students
  • Autism specialists

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Professionals who have Participated in PBS Kansas:

  • ANW Special Education Cooperative
  • Atchison School District
  • Beach Center on Family and Disability
  • Behavioral Connections
  • Care By Design
  • Community Living Opportunities (CLO)
  • Cottonwood
  • Creative Community Living
  • Disability Rights Center (DRC)
  • Douglas County Child Development Association (DCCDA)
  • Family First
  • Families Together
  • ICF International
  • Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS)
  • Juniper Gardens Children’s Project
  • Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
  • Kansas Health Policy Authority (KHPA)
  • Kansas Health Solutions (KHS)
  • Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support (KIPBS)
  • Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI)
  • Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC)
  • Kansas School for the Deaf (KSD)
  • Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE)
  • Kansas Statewide Technical Assistance Resource System (KSTARS)
  • Kansas University Center on Developmental Disability (KUCDD)
  • Minds Matter LLC
  • Occupational Center of Central Kansas (OCCK)
  • Prairie View Mental Health
  • Project Stay
  • Shawnee County Community Developmental Disability Organization
  • Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) Children and Family Services
  • Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) Community Supports & Services
  • Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) Mental Health
  • Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) Child Welfare/Permanency Services
  • Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP)
  • Southwest Developmental Services Inc
  • The ARC of Douglas County
  • The ARC of Sedgwick County
  • The Farm
  • Tri-Valley Developmental Services

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