Multi-Tiered System of Support for Behavior MTSS- B - Workshop

SUNY Oswego is offering training to school teams interested in developing or advancing  integrated Multi-tier System of Supports for Behavior (MTSS-B) programs to support  students’ social-emotional, behavioral, and mental health.  MTSS-B is a set of strategies for preventing problem behavior that utilizes evidence-based research in applied behavior analysis and the field of systems change. Participants will work with their teams to build or refine the MTSS-B framework of the three essential components, as defined by Boston Public Schools (BPS), of:



and data-based decision-making.

There will be a particular focus upon tier one. Highlighted throughout the training will be the following: utilizing an implementation science lens, building leadership capacity, the necessity of building integrated partnerships, as well as other factors that impact fidelity and sustainability. Outcomes from six years of MTSS-B implementation in Boston Public Schools will be shared.  


  • Dr. Jill Snyder,Boston Public Schools, CBHM Data & Research Coordinator,
  • Dr. Amy Kaye, Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital,
  • Dr. Mary Cohen, Boston Public Schools, CBHM District Coach
  • Dr. Jim McDougal, SUNY Oswego



1. Teams will identify the aspects of instructional & intervention strategies as they relate to MTSS for behavior, mental health and/or social emotional learning.

2. Teams will identify the aspects of assessment (e.g. universal screening, progress monitoring, and program evaluation) as they relate to MTSS for behavior, mental health and/or social emotional learning.

3. Teams will identify the aspects of data based decision making to tailor instruction & interventions to meet student needs related to behavior, mental health and/or social emotional learning.

4. Teams will identify opportunities to increase capacity through integrated partnerships with community based stakeholders.

 5. Teams will hear how Boston Public Schools has implemented the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM) through integrated partnerships with Boston Children’s Hospital, UMASS Boston, and several community based mental health agencies.

6. Teams will learn strategies for evaluating the outcomes and impacts of MTSS programming followed by an overview of the outcomes achieved by the Boston CBHM