The primary goal of the Center for Interconnected Behavioral and Mental Health Systems (CIBMHS) is to conduct rigorous, federally-funded research in the areas of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) and school-based mental health services (also known as the Interconnected Systems Framework). In addition, we are focused on engaging in related externally funded projects and collaborative undertakings across Center affiliates in counseling, social work, Human and Environmental Sciences and Arts & Sciences. CIBMHS is committed to increasing and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion across schools, districts, and CIBMHS staff. Specifically, we focus on using PBIS and school-based mental health services to decrease disproportionate discipline and provide culturally responsive school climates and interventions. CIBMHS project recruitment and retention efforts provide experiences for underrepresented and international groups, and individuals with disabilities.
- Support doctoral training and education in the College of Education and related colleges.
- The continuation of a research branch in CIBMHS that will evaluate ISF-related outcomes across federally funded research projects
- Pursuit of new externally-funded research and service activities related to PBIS and school-based mental health