Behavior Support Program


A safe and welcoming school environment allows every student to achieve academic growth as well as develop the social and emotional learning skills necessary for learning. The implementation of effective strategies and best practices, within a variety of settings, improves the overall school climate and individual student outcomes. It is important that each student, within the Local Education Agency (LEA) and school, be taken into consideration in the development of behavior support programs. The Safe and Healthy Schools Behavior Support Program provides links to relevant legislation, guidelines, and research-based strategies to help schools support positive behavioral outcomes and social competence for every student.


Ashley Lower
Behavior Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7611 | E-mail

Ellen McLaughlin
Support Staff
Phone: (801) 538-7863 | E-mail


Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions (LRBI)

Technical Assistance Manual

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) LRBI Technical Assistance Manual 

For any questions specific to the LRBI Technical Assistance Manual, please contact Sarah Cárdenas at or at (801) 538-7964.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom
What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

Special Education

For any questions specific to Special Education behavior concerns, please contact Sarah Cárdenas at or at (801) 538-7964.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

A nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through UDL.

Utah Multi-tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)

Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)
Utah State Board of Education UMTSS


All training requests must go through the Training Request Portal (TRP). Please complete the survey at the following link for all training requests.

Student Services TRP