Cultivating Behavioral Change in K-12 Students provides in-service educators with a long-term, team-based approach to enhancing their interventions and supports for struggling students. Given the clear visibility of trauma, crisis, and clinical challenges among children today, it is more important than ever that school professionals have the tools to create a more consistent culture of care at their schools. This book is driven by tried-and-true strategies refined across the three decades of implementation of the Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) Model. Comprehensive and compassionate, these evidence-based practices target the sustainable transformation of young learners’ behavior and help to shift the mindsets of the adults working with them. Principals, administrators, mental health practitioners, and teacher-leaders will be better prepared and motivated to collaborate toward student behavioral change, foster productive relationships with children and families, encourage learners to hone skills specific to behavior management, and more.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 2|49 pages

Now What?

chapter 3|40 pages

BIST Logistics

chapter 4|11 pages

“Our Kids” Community

chapter 5|9 pages

Increasing Partnerships with Families

chapter 6|21 pages

Enhancing Our Vision, Growing Our Impact

chapter 7|13 pages


Increasing Ownership