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PBS Makes a Difference: One Familys Story


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Title: PBS Makes a Difference: One Familys Story

PBS Makes a Difference One Familys Story
Sandy Roethler PBS Forum October 2008
Professional and Personal Role in PBS
  • I was
  • Executive Director serving parents of children
    with emotional impairments
  • Co-Principal Investigator of federal childrens
    mental health grant
  • Member of PBS advisory teams
  • Mother of a child in a PBS School

Scotts Path, My Path
  • Permission
  • Whose story?
  • Shifting perspective

Who was My Child?
  • Smart, funny, creative, affectionate, warm
  • Hated himself/depressed/talked about dying
  • Was Top of the Triangle
  • Special education for emotional impairment
  • I knew he wasnt that kid

Who was I?
  • An Accomplice
  • A Task Master
  • Non-empathetic
  • Cognitive dissonance

My MissionImproving Schools
  • I took my job to improve schools
  • My first PBS training epiphany
  • Work thoughts how can my workplace/our community
    support PBS?
  • Personal thoughts How can this benefit my

Old School vs PBS School
  • Changed schools in 6th grade
  • School refusal/home school
  • Attended intensive PBS training met principal
  • Allows us to compare
  • Benefits for Scott and for the family

SUCCESS! for Scott
  • Better behavior
  • Better grades
  • Improved reading skills
  • He saw his true self

SUCCESS! for Parents
  • No more
  • Negativity from others
  • Guilt, avoiding or explaining
  • Calls home or work loss
  • More time
  • Praising and seeing strengths
  • Bragging and being proud!

Relationship Transformation
Behavior Benefits to Him Me
  • Non-PBS School
  • Calls every week, multiple calls in a day
  • Im at Work
  • Negative spills over to home
  • Double punishment
  • Frustration/
  • embarrassment
  • PBS School
  • 6 calls all year and 3 were calls to brag
  • Warm fuzzies with school
  • No work interruptions
  • Made me feel proud of my child

Behavior Benefits
  • Non-PBS School
  • Sent home early/suspensions
  • Stormed out of classroom
  • Slept 2 hours/day
  • Fought over/ refused to do homework
  • PBS School
  • Problems solved in school
  • Removed himself briefly, was flexible
  • Fully engaged
  • Reminded Dad about homework

But What About His Grades?
  • Non-PBS School
  • Reading at below grade level (less than 5th)
  • 3 Fs and a C
  • Couldnt remember times table far behind
  • PBS School
  • Reading above grade level (7.8)
  • Made A Honor Roll
  • Only ½ year behind in math

Whats the Difference?
  • Its Not about Us
  • Were the Same Parents
  • Communicating with school in the same way
  • Parenting the same way
  • School was difficult before
  • If it were about us, we would have seen results
    at the old school

  • Some people do not want to believe
  • You dont have the same kinds of kids we do
  • (right, the ones at Scotts school had more
  • You are different from other parents we have at
    our school

Whats the Difference?
  • He had great teachers at his old school
  • He has the same IEP
  • Nothing else in childs environment changed (no
    deaths, didnt move, still married)
  • We even STOPPED getting mental health support
    after changing schools
  • The only difference is PBS

What Worked?
  • He ran his meeting/owned the plan
  • The team treated him like an equal partner
  • They negotiated a system for behavior support
  • Principal connected him with a social network
    from the start
  • School included the family
  • School called to brag about him

What Else Worked?
  • He could leave class when he needed to and talk
    about what was going on
  • He was praised for handling his anger well
  • He had a mentor
  • He knew the adults were trying to understand and
    help, not get him in trouble
  • Other kids behavior was better (universal)

What about Next Year?
  • Positive effects carried into 7th 8th grade
  • Few Supports
  • Excellent grades
  • Loved school
  • Lots of friends
  • Happy, regular kid
  • New principal didnt recognize old kid
  • Bottom of the Triangle

  • PBS can show great outcomes at school, at home
    in the community
  • Outcomes can last multiple years
  • I retired in July b/c my mission is being
    achieved thanks to YOU!
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