Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior
Helping districts deal with the issues surrounding students with behavioral/emotional disorders is the focus of this service.
Staff provides on-site assistance in program development, crisis intervention procedures, assessment issues and transition from alternative settings. Regional training is provided for staff development in the areas of behavior management plans, legal issues, positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), restorative discipline, and non-violent crisis intervention (CPI).
Texas Behavior Support Network:
The goal of the Texas Behavior Support (TBS) Network is to create a system of PBIS for students with disabilities and all students attending Texas public schools. Although the original focus of TBS was to support the behavior needs of students with disabilities, it quickly became evident in examining the newly expanding PBIS model that in order to address the needs of children in special education, prevention interventions had to be implemented for all students. Therefore, the TBS Network adopted PBIS as its philosophical foundation and supports all three tiers of the model, including school-wide and classroom.
Training resources related to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and available on the Texas Behavior Support page by or by clicking these links below:
Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Tier 1 PBIS Training
PBIS & Mental Health
Equity & PBIS
Additional PBIS Resources:
Florida PBIS Project
2018 Association of Positive Behavior Supports Conference Handouts
Comprehensive Integrated Three-Tiered Model of Prevention
Texas Behavior Support Network's Suggested Resources
Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas:
Texas Education Agency
Texas Gateway Resources
The Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI) is a state-level training mandated by Senate Bill 1196 and the Texas Administrative Code §89.1053. The TBSI training is designed to provide foundational knowledge for the use of positive behavior interventions and supports for all students, including those with disabilities. While the TBSI training meets legislative requirements related to procedures for the use of restraint and time-out, it also provides a framework for sharing a wide range of foundation-level behavior strategies and prevention-based school-wide, classroom, and individual interventions. These modules can be accessed through the Region 4 ESC Professional Development website at
Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI).
Nonpublic Placement Notification and Application
Noneducational Community-Based Support Services:
The 74th Texas Legislative appropriated funds to provide non-educational community-based support services for certain students with disabilities and their families to help them care for their children with severe disabilities, and to enable them to better cope with having an individual with a disability at home.
Challenging Behavior Webinar Series: An ESC Collaboration Project 2015:
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The State CRCG Office offers a webinar series to support and train local CRCG leaders, members, and partners. These webinars highlight state agency partners and provide training on key statewide initiatives. They also discuss programs that can help serve CRCG clients. Each webinar focuses on a topic important to local CRCGs. Register for the webinar by clicking on the topic below.
Upcoming Webinar Schedule: TBA
Mark your calendars for the upcoming webinars and join in on the learning and discussion.
If you've missed one of our previous webinars, you can view the recordings by clicking on the links below.
New Website Launch
We are excited to announce the new CRCG website is live! The new website features a "For Families" page, a search by city or county function, webinar sign-up, links to all webinars and newsletters, and downloadable versions of our new tools such as the "One Page Series", the "Starting/Reviving a CRCG Checklist" and the "Referral Eligibility Chart". Visit the website here:
New State CRCG Office Phone Number: (512) 206-5255