Lakeview's School Day Support Achieves Gold Model PBIS Award

Pensacola, Fla. (April 5, 2018) - The Lakeview Center School Day Support achieved the Gold Model Florida PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Project) award. The recognition is only awarded to schools that demonstrate positive effects for at least two years. 

Lakeview Center’s School Day Support is a resource that helps children who are challenged by severe emotional disabilities and can’t function in their neighborhood schools. A range of services is designed to maximize strengths, reduce stressors, and reduce symptoms and functional deficits that stem from mental health and/or substance-related disorders. Classes are provided by the Escambia County School District at Lakeview’s main campus. Lakeview’s School Day Support team provides counseling and other therapeutic services such as problem-solving, coping skills, risk assessment, stress management, substance abuse intervention and help with controlling symptoms. Interventions are individualized based on each student’s mental health diagnosis, risk and protective factors, behavior in the school setting, and readiness for change. 

The Mission of PBIS is to increase the capacity of Florida’s school districts to use team-based planning and problem solving to implement positive behavioral interventions and supports within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). The program provides training and technical assistance to districts in the development and implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports at the school-wide (Tier 1), classroom, targeted group (Tier 2), and individual student (Tier 3) levels. The project engages district leaders in coaching, evaluation, and data-based problem solving to create systems that support students. Learn more about PBIS at flpbis.cbcs.usf.edu/.

To learn more about Lakeview Center School Day Support, call 850.469.3856 or 850.469.3594.