New Film on Positive Effects of PBIS

Last Updated: October 29, 2012

This article appeared in the October 2012 Rural Policy Matters.

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The filmmaker in residence at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire has created a documentary, “Who Cares About Kelsey?” to illustrate the challenges for students who have emotional and behavioral disabilities and the importance of including them in regular classrooms and learning settings.

The lead character in the film has ADHD and has suffered from homelessness and substance abuse. When a new school leadership team implements Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), viewers see the transformation for this student and the benefits that accrue to other students and teachers around her.

The film is also meant to help educators see in practice the type of supports and interventions that can enable students like Kelsey to succeed. It also demonstrates the types of training teacher, staff, volunteers, and administrators need to work with students with complex emotional and behavioral challenges.

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