Our PBS Development Manager Tom Evans travelled to Utrecht this month to attend the 9th Annual Dutch Conference on School Wide PBS. He told us about his trip:
"The conference was an extremely interesting and inspiring few days. It was great to meet PBS colleagues from all over Europe, from the UK to Turkey, Finland to Catalonia, who were at the pre-conference PBS Europe network meeting; this was followed by the research symposium.
There was a keynote and master class from Brandi Simonsen from the US where schoolwide PBS has been established for many years and where there is a substantial evidence base of its effectiveness. This was really eye opening and allowed us to see what we can aspire to.
On the day of the conference there was a wide range of workshops. I presented our work supporting the implementation of PBS and reduction of restrictive practices in Special schools over the last year.
Whilst at the conference, the president of the newly formed PBS Europe Network, Sui Lin Goei, invited me to be on the workforce development subcommittee of the board. I am extremely pleased and look forward to help make progress in this area."
16 November, 2017