School-based Intervention Programs for Behavior and Wellness
Interventions are thoughtfully matched to student need
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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses three behavior and wellness interventions that are listed below.
An intervention is evidence-based, systematic, and uses explicit instruction that targets a specific area of need.
Delivery of student wellness and behavior interventions typically requires specialized training in the selected program and is thoughtfully matched to student need.
Schools design a Positive Behavior Approach (PBA) to create learning environments that teach students to lead responsible, fulfilling, and respectful lives.
- Each school identifies and teaches school-wide behavioral/learning expectations
- Bullying prevention occurs as an integrated component in the teaching of school-wide expectations
- School counseling curriculum, as determined by individual schools, to meet the Virginia Standards for School Counseling
- School-wide wellness activities appropriate for student age and developmental level
Schools provide targeted intervention, in addition to high quality core instruction, for small groups of students with like needs.
- Social Skills Curricula
- Executive Functioning Curricula
- Life Skills Training
- Strategies for Success (elective course at the secondary level to address planning, organization, and study skills)
- Group Counseling
- Restorative Justice Circles
- Peer Mediation
- Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Seminar/Intervention
Schools provide intensive intervention, in addition to high quality core instruction, for a student to address individual area(s) of need.
- Individualized Counseling
- Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
- Children Services Act (CSA) Case Management
Consultation with a school counselor, school social worker, school psychologist, or behavior intervention teacher is necessary to match the appropriate intervention to an individual student’s needs.