2016 NorthWest PBIS Network Spring Conference

Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Positive Relationships: Building the Foundation
February 24th - 26th, 2016
Red Lion Inn on the River, Portland, Oregon

Tony Biglan, PhD

Anthony Biglan, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. His research over the past 30 years has helped to identify effective family, school, and community interventions to prevent the most common and costly problems of childhood and adolescence.

 Dr. Biglan is a former president of the Society for Prevention Research. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Prevention, which released its report in 2009 documenting numerous evidence-based preventive interventions that can prevent multiple problems. His recent review of preventive interventions concluded that diverse psychological, behavioral, and health problems can be prevented through the promotion of nurturing families, schools, and communities.

 Dr. Biglan’s 2015 book, The Nurture Effect: How the science of human behavior can improve our lives and our world (New Harbinger Publications) describes the progress that behavioral science has made in the past fifty years in improving human wellbeing.

Keynote Address, Thursday February 25
Progress in Making Our Schools More Nurturing

Over the past thirty years researchers have identified powerful methods of increasing the ability of schools to nurture the wellbeing of students and school staff members.  I will describe ways that schools have gotten better at increasing positive support for a wide variety of prosocial behaviors and reducing the use of punishment. I will also describe programs that help teachers reduce their stress.  Finally, many schools have begun to provide evidence-based family interventions that can reduce children’s problem behavior.  As these strategies are more widely disseminated, we should see significant reductions in the rates of academic failure, antisocial behavior, substance use, and depression.  There are, however, limits to the progress we can make if we do not address aspects of the larger social system, such as poverty and harmful marketing.  I will describe these challenges and the strategies that appear to be working to evolve a larger social system that is  more nurturing. 


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  • Registration fee includes attendance to the conference, conference materials, continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunches.

    *Registration Fees:

    Early Bird Rates (available through January 23, 2016):

    $325 Full Conference (3 days)

    $250 for Two-day Registration

    $150 for One-day Registration


    *Fees increase by $25 on January 24, 2016.  An additional $10 charge will be added for on-site registration after 5:00 pm on February 22, 2016 to reduce additional costs incurred.

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