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									 Positive Behavior Supports:
  Strategies for Youth and
  Community Involvement



Cindy Baumgartner, 4-H Youth Development Specialist
Jeffrey Macomber, 4-H Youth Development Specialist
       Strategies for Youth and
       Community Involvement
   Identify status of youth and
    community involvement.

   Examine resources available to
    support involvement.

   Give examples of meaningful
    involvement within the PBS
    framework.

   Identify specific roles for youth
    and community partners.
     Highlights from Module 1

   Four Basic Needs of Youth.

   Barriers to Youth and Community Participation.

   Benefits of Youth, Adult and Community Partnerships.
    Assessments from Module 2
   Inventory of Adult Attitudes
    and Behavior.
    (Loftquist and Miller, 1989)

   Youth Involvement
    Assessment.

   Community Partnerships and
    Sustainability Assessment.
                   PBS Vision
   Identify clear expectations for all
    youth and adults in all settings.

   Model, teach and reward these
    expectations.

   Help community members
    understand and support the
    diversity of students.

   Establish consistent language and
    behavior within the school and
    community.
                 Our Goals
   Build capacity at all
    “system levels”
    (individual, family,
    school and community).

   Strengthen meaningful
    youth and community
    involvement.
    Review Assessments from
            Module 2
   Inventory of Adult Attitudes and
    Behavior.

   Youth Involvement Assessment.

   Community Partnerships and
    Sustainability Assessment.
       SWOT Analysis

   Strengths

   Weaknesses

   Opportunity

   Threats
SWOT Analysis
Strengths
   What are the positive things
    you have going for your school?

   What ways are youth involved?

   What works?

   What ways are community partners involved?

   What is enjoyable?
SWOT Analysis
Weaknesses
   What factors, within the control of the group, are hurting
    your efforts?

   What limits youth involvement that could be changed?

   What obstacles face your team that the group could
    influence?

   What distracters do you have control over involving
    community partners?
SWOT Analysis
Opportunities
   What resources are available to your
    group?
   What are some exciting possibilities
    for your group to share the PBS
    vision within the community?

   What are the ways youth can have
    input, influence and/or decision
    making roles within the PBS
    framework (school and community)?
SWOT Analysis
Threats
   What are possible issues that
    may affect the outcome of your
    efforts that are often out of your
    control? (e.g. concerns about
    the funding or the local
    community)

   Does your PBS initiatives have
    a defined purpose and
    measurable outcomes?
      Examples of Meaningful
      Community Involvement
   Development and distribution of brochures and
    posters to local businesses, encouraging them to
    use a “PBS Approach” in their setting.

   Integration of PBS strategies within after-school
    programs, specifically in conjunction with juvenile
    court liaisons.

   Utilization of PBS strategies during summer day
    camps that took place throughout the community.
      Examples of Meaningful
        Youth Involvement
   Development and distribution of posters depicting
    how the core values would look at various
    businesses.

   Students meet with media to share what PBS is and
    what is happening in the school and community.

   PBS Youth Leadership Teams formed; youth help
    develop booster sessions for reinforcement of
    positive behaviors.
Now What?

Your team will…
• brainstorm
• discuss
• plan
• prioritize one
  strategy you
  will implement!
  Identify Specific Roles for
Youth and Community Members

   Handout:
    Action Plan: PBS
    Youth and
    Community
    Involvement
Questions to Discuss…
•   Do community partners know
    about PBS and what it means?

•   Have you invited community community
    partners to become involved within the
    PBS framework?

•   Have PBS expectations already
    been used in other settings?

•   Dream…What are some things your
    team would like to do?

•   What strategy will you employ?

•   How will it get done?
Further Questions to Discuss…
   What outcomes can be identified from the
    SWOT analysis for youth and community
    involvement?

   How will youth and the community be
    involved? What are their roles?

   What resources and strategies are needed for
    their involvement?

   What is the timeframe to achieve your
    objective?

   How will you know you have achieved your
    objective?

								
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