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Positive Behavior Facilitation

711 Ritchie Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
http://www.rocketinc.net

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Contact Information:
Dr. Edna C. Olive
Executive Director
301.980.2927
rocket.inc@verizon.net

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Adult

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City
Tribal

Individuals
Clusters/Groups
Grade Level
School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

Adults are charged with providing educational environments that are safe, supportive, and focused on the intellectual and social/emotional development of children. In order to meet this charge and decrease the rate of student removal of students from their schools and communities, adults must have the appropriate awareness, tools, and skills. They must be equipped with knowledge that enables them to address the unique challenges of youth in the 21st century. This is the knowledge offered in Positive Behavior Facilitation (PBF). PBF is a thirty-six (36) hour research and evidence-based curriculum. PBF presents the necessary skills, techniques, and strategies for supporting children in the demonstration of positive behavior. The curriculum teaches that we must consider a comprehensive view of understanding and intervening in behavior rather than exclusively managing behavior on the surface.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Adult Education, Alternative Education, Attendance/Truancy, Behavior Management/Discipline, Bullying/Violence, Charter School, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, Students with Disabilities

Starting Date: 2001
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance
  • High-risk peer group
  • High-risk social behavior
  • Low achievement
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school
  • Misbehavior
  • Early aggression

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Low education level of parents
  • Large number of siblings
  • Not living with both natural parents
  • Family disruption
  • Low educational expectations
  • Sibling(s) has dropped out
  • Low contact with school
  • Lack of conversations about school

School factors

  • Limited resources: expenditures per student/ teacher salaries/ student-teacher ratios
  • School size: too small/too large
  • School policies and practices
  • Student engagement
  • Teacher expectations

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status
  • Local labor market/neighborhood stability
  • Youth social attitudes

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards
  • Positive/resilient temperament

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $25,000 - $100,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts
Foundations
Organizations/Agencies

Teachers
Counselors
Volunteers
Social Workers
SROs

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Media/CD/DVD
Instructional Texts/Manuals

ROCKET, Inc.

Evaluation Information:

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at school/district level
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

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