Getting Started with ISF

New! Community of Practice

The Center on PBIS is hosting a series of monthly Community of Practice (CoP) sessions to bring people together in an effort to explore how a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) can strengthen current efforts to support increasing needs. Participants will have time for learning and processing with others in this space. Team participation is highly encouraged. Participation is provided at no cost. Registration is required.

Who: Leadership Team hiring clinicians, Leadership Teams recruiting diverse workforces, Clinicians new to working with leadership teams, Individual clinicians

What: Join others from across the country to learn and be in community with practitioners, technical assistance providers, and other educational and mental health system professionals. 

How: Join virtually. No cost. Registration is required.

When: Monthly series. All CoPs from noon-1:30pm CST

*Click on date for registration. All links coming soon!

What will be different when education and mental health systems are integrated?

Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-Wide PBIS, Volume 2: An Implementation Guide

The National ISF Leadership Team developed this Implementation Guide with resources for district and school teams to install and implement an Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF). Links to District and School Installation Guides and resources are found below.

Suggested Citation: Eber, L., Barrett, S., Perales, K., Jeffrey-Pearsall, J., Pohlman, K., Putnam, R, Splett, J., & Weist, M.D.(2019). Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-Wide PBIS, Volume 2: An Implementation Guide. Center for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education). Eugene, Oregon: University of Oregon Press. 

Introduction to ISF Volume 2: An Implementation Guide!

Co-locating mental health services in schools is NOT the same as integrating.

We can do much better.

ISF Monograph v1

Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health & School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

This monograph is about improving the quality of life and outcomes for children and youth, especially those children who are at risk for or experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges.

ISF Factsheets

developed by the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on PBIS in collaboration Pacific Southwest MHTTC.

Practitioner Guides for Installation

This practice Guide describes and illustrate how district/community leaders can embed mental health supports within the PBIS framework to create a unified and comprehensive system of social-emotional-behavioral (SEB) supports in schools. One district’s experience building such an Interconnected System Framework (ISF) is portrayed including how they engaged community partners, families and school personnel.

Suggested Citation: Eber, L., Perales, K., & Hearn, A. (In Press). Installing and Implementing and Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) at the District/Community Level: Examples and Strategies for Coaches and District Leaders. Eugene, OR: Center on PBIS, University of Oregon.

This Practice Guide describes and illustrates how schools, with support from coaches and district/community leaders, can benefit from the integration of school mental health (SMH) supports within the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Framework. This Guide highlights practical strategies from one school's successful experiences, including indications of the impact on students' success.

Suggested Citation: Eber, L., Scherder, E., Raulson, C., Abshier, D., Perales, K. (In Press). Installing an Interconnected Systems Framework at the School Level: Recommendations and Examples to Guide School Leadership Teams, Practitioners and Coaches.

Measuring School Integration within an ISF

The ISF Implementation Inventory is intended  to serve as an efficient and valid assessment of ISF implementation for the purposes of  ongoing evaluation and action planning. 

Considerations for use:

Who: PBIS/ISF Systems Planning Team

When: The ISF Implementation Inventory is completed during a PBIS/ISF team meeting as facilitated by a coach. Once data is entered, reports are generated to facilitate action planning.

Access for use:

Procedural Manual and Tool  --- This tool is also available for entry at

Training Video


Joni Splett ( or

Kelly Perales (

Authors/Citations: Splett, Perales, & Weist, 2019

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