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Request for Presentation Proposals for Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Showcase

Practical approaches for building a positive school culture and climate through implementation of the Ohio multi-tiered PBIS framework.


Ohio receives waiver to eliminate double testing in elementary and middle schools

Ohio has received a waiver to eliminate double testing in elementary and middle schools.


Know! Body Image Matters

Summer is a bare-it-all season of sleeveless tops, shorts and bathing suits, so what better time than now to talk with youth about their body image.

Body Image is the way individuals think and feel about their own body, as well as how they perceive others to think and feel about their appearance. Heavily influenced by family, friends and media, one’s body image can be positive or negative.


Know! What Kids Need to Succeed

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a checklist that teachers could use to determine and impact our students’ likelihood for success in school and in life? After surveying more than 4 million children from varying backgrounds and circumstances, researchers from the Search Institute have found that there is in fact a checklist of sorts, to predict success. It is called the 40 Developmental Assets ™ and it has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the U.S.


Know! To Help Them Stay Connected

Students of all ages will be celebrating the close of the school year and the kickoff to summer. But as the novelty of summer break wears off, many youth may find themselves feeling isolated and alone, having lost the daily interactions and social connections that school provides. Such feelings can lead to unhealthy coping behaviors (including substance abuse) and increased adolescence risk for developing depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.

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