Prevention For Students

  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

    PBIS is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and is needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. 

    The school-wide PBS process emphasizes the creation of systems that support the adoption and durable implementation of evidence-based practices and procedures, and fit within on-going school reform efforts. An interactive approach that includes opportunities to correct and improve four key elements is used in school-wide PBIS focusing on systems, data, practices and outcomes.

    • Outcomes: academic and behavior targets that are endorsed and emphasized by students, families, and educators.
    • Practices: Curricula, instruction, interventions, and strategies that are evidence-based.
    • Data: information that is used to identify status, need for change, and effects of interventions.
    • Systems: supports that are needed to enable the accurate and durable implementation of the practices of PBS.

    Download the PBIS Parent Brochure here!

    Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

    D.A.R.E. is offered to all 5th grade students attending elementary schools.  D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

    The D.A.R.E. program is more than just drug prevention education; it teaches students good decision-making skills to help them avoid high-risk behavior to ensure they grow up healthy, safe and secure. 

    The totally new D.A.R.E. curriculum integrates the latest in research-based strategies into the world's largest and most effective educational delivery network.  The D.A.R.E. curriculum also incorporates the Expect Respect framework.

    AWARE is presented for the 8th graders and covers sexually transmitted infections, teen pregnancy, sexual violence, and healthy decision-making.  

    Prevention Coordinator Contact

    Julie Augustyn, Phone: 630-539-3137, Email:

Expect Respect

  • All of CCSD93's elementary and middle schools employ Expect Respect, the expectation that individuals treat one another respectfully at all times as part of PBIS. It's supported by a series of strategies that students are taught to use to advocate for themselves and classmates if they encounter or witness disrespectful behaviors from peers, or if they exhibit disrespectful behaviors themselves.

    To help spread the word of Expect Respect, CCSD93 has compiled an Expect Respect Student Leadership Team, which meets regularly and is comprised of student leaders from every school who applied to join the Team. Learn more about Expect Respect below!

Prevention For Staff

  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is an international training organization committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. Through a variety of specialized offerings and innovative resources, CPI educates and empowers professionals to create safe and respectful work environments. This enables professionals to enrich not only their own lives, but also the lives of the individuals they serve.

    The cornerstone of CPI is the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®program, which is considered the worldwide standard for crisis prevention and intervention training. With a core philosophy of providing for the care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of everyone involved in a crisis, the program’s proven strategies give human service providers and educators the skills to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.