This page highlights resources to support the use of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework to support students, families, and educators during the transitions back to school during and following a crisis (e.g., a pandemic, natural disaster, other emergency) in a manner that prioritizes their health and safety, social and emotional needs, and behavioral and academic growth.
To learn more about how to use this resource, please view the video Guide to the Guide. If you are an educator just getting started with PBIS or MTSS, please see Getting Started and corresponding content on the District/State PBIS topic.
Our resources are designed to support educators, schools, districts, and states whether they are (a) just getting started (green) or (b) focused on strengthening and maintaining implementation throughout the phases of crisis recovery (immediate, initial, or intermediate crisis responses, enhanced implementation; see below). To learn more about crisis response, please view the Supporting PBIS Implementation Through Phases of Crisis Recovery.
To maximize both benefit and efficiency, enhance and adjust existing systems to support implementation. As educators implementing MTSS, the Implementation Blueprint may be a familiar organizational structure to consider both executive team functions (stakeholder engagement, funding and alignment, policy, and workforce capacity) and implementation functions (training, coaching, and evaluation) of leadership teams. To learn more about how to enhance and adjust systems features, see full guide.
Go “back to basics” by (a) focusing on a small number of evidence-based and culturally relevant practices, across social, emotional, behavioral, and academic domains, that have an equitable and big impact and (b) doing them well. To learn more about practices, see full guide.