Integrating Positive Behavior Support with Adlerian Counseling and Reality Therapy: Building a Comprehensive Strategy to Redirect Youth at Risk

Positive behavior support has demonstrated encouraging changes in the behavior of students ranging from preschool through high school. Even the most at risk populations have exhibited improved grades and increased satisfaction with school. Schools and trained staff members provide a structure in which positive behavior support can be effective. The successful implementation of positive behavior support has prompted some proponents to expand its use into the juvenile justice system and family counseling. Developing these programs for the larger community will require building systems that can support and redirect youth at risk. Combining positive behavior support with Adlerian family counseling and reality therapy will provide families and community with these necessary resources for success on a larger scale.

Theodore C. Tessier
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