Susan Barrett, MA

Susan Barrett, MA, serves as a Director for the Center for Social Behavior Support (CSBS) at Old Dominion University.

She is also an Implementer Partner with the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). She:

  • assists with large-scale implementation of PBIS
  • partners with researchers to evaluate the impact of PBIS on students, school staff and school communities, and
  • serves on the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Board of Directors.

She also co-leads the development of the Interconnected Systems Framework, a mental health and PBIS expansion effort. Susan has been published in the areas of large-scale adoption of PBIS, mental health, cost-benefit analysis, advanced tier system development and adoption of evidence-based practices in schools.

Her recent mental health work includes:

  1. A School Guide for Returning to School During and After Crisis
    This abbreviated school guide describes the use of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework to support students, families, and educators during the transitions back to school during and following the global pandemic in a manner that prioritizes their health and safety, social and emotional needs, and behavioral and academic growth.
  2. The Northwest MHTTC and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC are continuing our partnership to provide and extend deeper technical assistance on the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF). This series includes four modules and ends with a town hall for you to be able to ask faculty your questions and resource one another. Each module includes teaching from Susan Barrett and field leaders on ISF systems, and USC faculty on ISF practices.
  3. 16th Annual New England Positive Behavior Support Forum. Sponsored by May Institute ““ Partner of the National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, November 13, 2020. Afternoon Keynote: Enhancing PBIS to Promote Resilience During Crisis