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PbS 25th Anniversary Spotlight: History of PbS

A timeline of PbS milestones by College for Social Innovation fellow Erika Cadena for PbS’ 25th Anniversary Celebration. A comprehensive report on the milestones will be published later this year.


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PbS measures and monitors facility practices by collecting and reporting data from administrative records and survey responses from youths, staff and families to provide a holistic picture of the conditions and quality of life in residential facilities, highlights the practices that are effective in promoting youths’ healthy maturation and identifies those that are not. PbS data is reported every April and October.  PbS trains staff to use the information to change practices and support reforms implementing the adolescent development approach.

PbS has been a partner in assisting this facility to become a dynamic work environment that is not satisfied with maintaining the status quo.