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Safety First: Prevent - Teach - Reinforce Training

Friday, January 30, 2015

Funded by: Northeast Kansas Education Service Center/ Kansas State Department of Education

Photograph of Dave Lindeman

David Lindeman, PhD, Project Director

Project Summary

This project is designed to support local school districts in addressing the Kansas Emergency Safety Intervention Regulations in their preschool programs. This training supports early childhood staff in the development of the skills necessary for the management and prevention of challenging behavior.

The goals of this project are to:

1. Conduct 10 additional Safety First trainings statewide, and

2. Provide a webinar series that includes a distribution of the book, Prevent-Teach-Reinforce: The School Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support

Kansas Safety First: Guidelines and Procedures for Maintaining a Safe Environment in Early Childhood is a six clock-hour training based on the philosophy of positive behavior interventions and support (PBIS) for early childhood. Content focuses on the use of research based strategies and interventions appropriate for the physical and developmental attributes of young children, with an emphasis on prevention. Training is currently available only from the TASN cadre of Kansas Safety First trainers. Limited funding is available in 2015 to offset trainer fees.

Photograph of Phoebe Rinkle

Phoebe Rinkle, MS, Lawrence

For more information about Kansas Safety First read the article, Kansas Safety First Training Available for District Preschool Programs,on page 4 of the Fall 2014 TASN-KITS Newsletter. If you would like even more information or to schedule a training for your district early childhood staff, go to the TASN website and use the “big blue button” to request assistance.

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce: The School Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Supportis a model of behavior support that can be utilized by and for support and guidance of school based teams. The PTR process and model is a systematic process for supporting students with challenging behavior in early childhood settings and classrooms. The model is designed for those children with chronic, persistent, and serious behavior challenges.

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