Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) May Institute

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Contact Information

May Institute
Contact: Christine Downs, M.Ed, PBIS Coordinator
Email Address: opowers@mayinstitute.org
Phone: 617-325-6700
Alternate Phone: 508-660-1510

2020 Rear Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)


Effective behavioral interventions can be catalysts for positive change in the classroom. PBIS is a proven, systems-focused approach that produces numerous positive outcomes, including:

  • Decreases in problem behaviors, office referrals, and suspensions

  • Increases in on-task engagement and academic achievement

  • Higher levels of satisfaction with the overall school climate among students, teachers, and parents

The comprehensive, systemic, and individualized continuum of positive behavior support is designed to provide opportunities for all students, including those with significant emotional and behavioral issues, to achieve social and academic success. PBIS enhances the capacity of schools, districts, and states to adopt and sustain effective behavior and academic support practices.

Wheelchair Ramps, Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Near Public Transportation, Free Transport May Institute 3 - 4, 5 - 8, 9 - 13, 14 - 18, 19 – 22 West Roxbury Christine Downs, M.Ed opowers@mayinstitute.org 617-325-6700 508-660-1510 1238 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Counseling, Mental Health 1) Boston Domestic Violence Counseling, Outpatient - Mental Illness 2020 Rear Centre Street PBIS Coordinator https://www.mayinstitute.org/services-for-schools/pbis/index.html 02132 MassHealth, Private Insurance, Personal Funds Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder, Autism Spectrum, Behavior Disorder, Eating Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mental Illness, Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Tourette Syndrome Local Area PBIS Coordinator Spanish WEST ROXBURY, ROSLINDALE, HYDE PARK, ROXBURY Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA HMO Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company, Neighborhood Health Plan, Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization, Tufts Insurance Company, United HealthCare Insurance Company, United Healthcare of New England

Service Types

  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Outpatient - Mental Illness

Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA HMO Blue
  • Boston Medical Center Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization
  • Tufts Insurance Company
  • United HealthCare Insurance Company
  • United Healthcare of New England

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Phobia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Tourette Syndrome

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Free Transport
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Private Insurance, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DPH