Provincial Positive Behaviour Support (PPBS) Committee
The Center was established to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices. This site includes specific case studies and strategies for primary, secondary and tertiary interventions. Although based in the United States, the principles and strategies described apply equally well to our Manitoba students.
The Safe Schools Manitoba site was developed by Dr. Mary Hall. It includes an index of online resources for various topics related to SafeSchools as well as upcoming professional development opportunities in Manitoba and the Safe Schools brochure, in pdf format. Safe Schools Manitoba aims to create a greater awareness and understanding of the problems that impact the safety of our schools. It advocates a positive, proactive approach to the promotion of safe and caring schools and communities. Includes information on bullying, racism and prevention programs in schools.
This program was established by the Pembina Trails School Division to create safe and caring school communities. It provides a standard of behaviour to promote educational excellence through challenging and enriching experiences for all, in a safe and caring community. This site describes clear principles, responsibilities, and respect expected of students while in school, at school activities, school sponsored activities and school division activities. It includes staff and parent responsibilities. The Pembina Trails site identifies clear consequences for inappropriate behaviour, disruptive behaviour and severely disruptive behaviour.
A tri-fold brochure provides a brief description of the Safe and Responsive Schools Framework. The detailed process guide explains step by step how to plan a safer and more responsive school for all students. It is school based and focuses on behaviour and violence prevention at their school. A resource guide provides school teams to obtain research about emerging procedures or interventions.
The Student Services Administrator’s Association of Manitoba is committed to making a difference through the creation of a community that will advocate for good practice with respect to education and the provision of professional support to its members. The organization believes in a philosophy of lifelong learning and caring. It offers information as well as links to helpful sites to benefit professionals working in the school system.
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) supports the professional development and enhances the expertise of those who work on behalf of children with challenging behaviour and their families. CCBD supports prevention of problem behaviour and the enhancement of social, emotional, and educational well-being of all children.
The Caring and Respectful Schools resource is divided into topics that, when taken together, strengthen schools as caring and respectful learning environments.
- Section I: Caring and Respectful School Environment – focuses on the concept of community and need for schools to be caring and respectful learning communities with unconditional commitment to every student.
- Section II: The Learning Program – concentrates on the need for schools to educate students through balancing the focus on academic success with personal and social development.
- Section III: Comprehensive Services and Supports – deals with the need for schools to support services for students and families.
- Section IV: Crisis Response – outlines key components of a comprehensive crisis response plan.
- Section V: Appendices – includes suggestions such as a process for developing a code of conduct and implementation of a peer mediation program.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba provides support to all those who are concerned with learning disabilities. Individual participants, concerned parents and professionals can find assistance and information on training, scholarships, teaching tools and more.