1. Resource Box
Each topic of the PBIS.org content includes related resources. The topic related resources are listed in the resource box located on the bottom of the page and organized into five areas: 1) tools, 2) videos, 3) presentations, 4) publications, and 5) training source. You can move to different resource area through the tabs on the top of the box. The link ‘Topic Related Materials’ on the top-right side of the page will directly guide you to the resource box without scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
The ‘Resource Catalog’ provides an easy and quick way to browse PBIS resources. The link to the ‘Resource Catalog’ is consistently located on the top right of the website. The following instruction will help you find the best resources for you.
a. Choose one of the search options: To begin using this catalog, please choose one of the search options on the top.
b. Specify subject, resource type, or author on the left side of the box.
The ‘Subjects’ option includes:
The ‘Resource type’ option includes:
- Juvenile Justice
- Early Childhood
- Developmental Disabilities
- Online Training Module
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
- Mental Health
- Journal Articles
The ‘Authors’ option includes all authors of the resources in PBIS.org database.
C. Narrow down your search with more options on the left side.
The left-side options will narrow down the searched results. In the following example below, resources are found with ‘Subjects > Elementary School’ search options. When ‘primary’ under the ‘Prevention Levels’ is selected, the catalog will display resources related to primary level prevention in an elementary school setting. More search options can be combined to narrow down the results.
The keyword search with the combination of other search options will search through the entries (i.e., title and description) in the database looking for the keyword you have typed in. The following are several keyword search tips that can help you find resources you need.
- A presentation (or conference) place as a keyword: The title of presentation resource includes a city and a state where the presentation was made. When a city or a state is entered after you select ‘presentation’ as a ‘Resource Type’ (i.e., Resource Type > Presentation > a city name for the keyword search), the result section will display resource items including the city name as a title.
- A training or conference name as a keyword: The title of presentation also includes a conference name. If you are looking for presentation resources from a particular training (or conference), presentation resources will be narrowed down when you put the training (or conference) name for the keyword search.
- ‘Reset’ button to refresh your search: The ‘Reset’ button in the keyword search will refresh your search. It is needed when you conduct multiple searches because a web browser can cache your previous search results. It would be better to reset your search setting when you start another round of search.
3. Search option in the navigation bar
The search option in the navigation bar will accept keywords. This will search through web contents (i.e., texts in the content pages) and resource documents (i.e., PDF, PowerPoint, and Word). This search is powered by Google Site Search engine and takes multiple keywords to return the best results. Please note that Google searches the site indiscriminately. When you search for an indexed keyword, the first result on your list will therefore most likely be the category page for that keyword. Information pages may also turn up in the search. For advanced search, please consult Google's Advanced Search Tips.
4. Resource pages
In PBIS.org, several pages provide lists of resources organized by type, topic, or event. You can quickly access to a certain type of resource with the following links. The resources in these pages are also searchable through the ‘Resource Catalog’ and ‘Resource Box.’
a. Presentation Resources
The ‘Presentation Resources’ page lists PowerPoint presentation files and related resources from training and conference sessions. You can move to the page with the quick button located in the top-right area of the web site. Conference presentations are organized by event on the left-side menu.
b. User Created Resources
The ‘User Resource’ page provides a chance for PBIS practitioners to share practical experience, implementation strategies & knowledge, ideas, and materials. The user created resources are organized into 5 categories: 1) coach & trainer resources, 2) new team training resources, 3) parent training resources, 4) staff training resources, and 5) student training resources. This page is currently placed under ‘primary level’ of ‘School’ category (i.e., School > Primary Level > User Resources).
c. Literature List
Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) related articles and publications are listed in the ‘Literature list’ page, which is located as a left-side menu of the ‘Resource Catalog’ page. The page provides an alphabetical list of literatures, and essential literatures are organized into SW-PBS prevention levels.