The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Evidence-Based Practices Summit
August 14, 2014
Back to School for Science!
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students
Evidence-Based Practices Summit
September 25-26, 2014
The Conference Center at OCLC, Dublin, OH
No matter how strong the science behind evidence-based interventions is, people and communities
cannot benefit from interventions they don’t receive or from those that are implemented haphazardly.
In order to be effective, evidence-based interventions require sound implementation methods.
- Dean Fixsen, Ph.D., co-director of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)
Overview: This conference will be useful to communities working on elements similar to the those
addressed by the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative: early childhood social and emotional learning;
mental, emotional and behavioral health; youth and family engagement; substance abuse prevention;
and safe school environments.
Purpose: The purpose of the conference is to provide resources and information to help communities
create nurturing environments in order to impact population-level change. The conference will use the
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS) Framework to help communities select evidence-based strategic approaches based on a data-driven strategic planning process.
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Anthony Biglan as our lead facilitator for the conference.
Anthony Biglan, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute and the Co-Director of the
Promise Neighborhood Research Consortium. He has been conducting research on the development and
prevention of child and adolescent problem behavior for the past 30 years. His work has included studies
of the risk and protective factors associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; high-risk sexual
behavior; and antisocial behavior.
Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services
Safe Schools Healthy Students
Ohio Board of Regents Department of Education