1. Preventing Behavior and Mental Health Problems through Improved School Climate
Schools often struggle to address student behavior problems, and rarely consider the importance of school climate as a contextual factor influencing these outcomes. This session will highlight the role of school climate in preventing and addressing student behavioral and mental health problems. We will also consider the role of student and staff connectedness in school climate, and ways to leverage the tiered PBIS framework to improve school climate, and in turn promote favorable behavioral and mental health for students.