Our Positive Behavior Supports program is creating positive outcomes and participants celebrated important milestones on Friday.
Johnson County is collaborating on PBS with the Kansas Institute of Positive Behavior Support. PBS uses a strengths-based, person-centered approach for improving an individual’s quality of life. It’s a framework staff at the Department of Corrections, the Mental Health Center and Johnson County Developmental Supports are using to create a positive environment for social learning with a team-based planning approach.
The Johnson County Department of Corrections Juvenile Detention Center was the first to pilot both the universal and intensive implementations of PBS. The success of this early adopter led to the county-wide initiative. Corrections, Mental Health and JCDS are working together and piloting PBS in different ways, all at different stages in the process. However, this data-driven program that tracks teachable moments and positive reinforcement is already achieving results.
These departments came together with the Kansas Institute of Positive Behavior Support on Friday to share accomplishments and also celebrate the graduation of 10 employees who have completed their Intensive PBS Certification.