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Through several short video chapters, this series provides a brief introduction to external factors, such as trauma, that can impact a student’s ability to learn in the classroom. Learn how school communities can support the needs of the whole child through trauma-informed practices, social and emotional learning, building protective factors and engaging with community partners.

Designed for school personnel, families and community members, PBIS: Supporting the Whole Child is part of a broader learning series that offers information and discussion on critical elements of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for implementation with fidelity.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 10-25-minute videos
  • PreK-12 examples
  • Reflection questions
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Recognize the responsibility of the school community to address all aspects of a child’s well-being in partnership with families
  • Understand the direct connection between behavior, social and emotional competencies and mental wellness
  • Identify some of the root causes of anxiety, depression and other behavioral and mental health issues
  • Understand the impact of trauma and the need for trauma-informed practices across all tiers of supports
  • Recognize the importance of community partnerships to help identify needs and provide services to students

Module Authors

This module was developed through a partnership of the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, the Ohio PBIS Network and OCALI.

When all elements of this module have been completed, a certificate of completion will become available on the Module Overview.

This module has received the Ohio Approved (OA) Designation. To receive credit, please enter your Ohio Professional Registry OPIN in your Profile. If you do not know your OPIN, or you need to create one so that you receive Ohio-approved training, visit When you have completed an approved module, you will submit it to OCCRRA by following the prompts provided. If you have any questions about this credit, please email