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Behavior Intervention Support Team

Certified in trauma-informed care, BIST empowers educators and parents with the resources and understanding they need to partner with these students to help them develop emotional awareness and positive coping skills so they can live safe, productive and nonviolent lives both inside and outside of the classroom.

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BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SUPPORT TEAM (BIST)

Guiding children to make good choices and experience success is a difficult task whether you are an educator, a parent or a caregiver. The Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) was developed in 1990 and can assist adults who care for children in helping those children achieve at higher levels in the areas of behavior and social emotional care. BIST empowers educators and parents to help children to develop emotional awareness and positive coping skills. BIST also provides support for schools to develop a cohesive, like minded community that works in collaboration to increase consistency of care for all children as well as adults.

Since each situation and environment is different, we tailor our services to meet your specific needs. We don’t expect you to start off with our knowledge and skill set — that is what we are here to provide for you. Whatever your current trauma-informed level, we will meet you there and bring you up to where you need to be. Our services can support individuals, teams, complete school faculties or even entire school districts. It’s all based on your goals.

The BIST model will help:

  • Increase teaching time for all students.
  • Facilitate lifelong change in skill sets for even the most challenging students.
  • Decrease disruptive behavior in the classroom and at home.
  • Provide relief for adults who are working directly with youth.
  • Increase collaboration of adults to enhance the school community.
  • Support building and district leaders in growing capacity for all educators to increase consistency of care for children.
  • Support families to increase predictability in the parenting process (including setting boundaries, consistency in procedures and routines, problem solving with children to increase ability to plan for future success).

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Zoom (Capacity: 1000)

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The Pavillion at John Knox Village
520 NW Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
(Capacity: 725)

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Ozanam Campus
421 E. 137th St.
Kansas City, MO 64145
(Capacity: 50)

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Ozanam Campus
421 E. 137th St.
Kansas City, MO 64145
(Capacity: 50)

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  • On site support to assist in the process of implementation and collaboration of problem solving
  • Membership rate to all multi district trainings (With the exception of BLC and VTC)
  • Opportunities for school parents to attend the virtual parent series (3 part series provided 2 times/year) at no additional cost
  • Professional development 
  • Staff meetings
  • Parent meetings
  • Back to school presentations
  • Trainings for classified staff

The ultimate goal is to grow staff capacity around knowledge and skill set to better support children who struggle. This is best done through small group collaboration such as grade level/team meetings.

Individually based on the parameters of the contract.

Member pricing is available to schools/districts that currently have a signed contract for ongoing consultation services.

Some trainings are available with a virtual/zoom option.  If so, it is noted on the training calendar.

Some trainings do have graduate credit available through Baker University.  In addition, CEU’s may be available for trainings.  If so, it is noted on the training calendar.

Trainings can be provided for a school/district.  To check the availability and pricing please submit request through our website via “Contact Us.”

  • BIST  provides Level A & Level B trainings for foster parents wishing to care for children with elevated needs whose homes are licensed in Missouri.
  • Twice a year, BIST offers a 3 session virtual series for all parents at no additional charge. Registration is available through our website. Look for upcoming sessions on our Training Calendar.

BIST provides in Home services with the cost varying depending on the hosting district or organization.  For further details submit your questions through our “Contact Us” option.

  • If you are a foster parent in KS working with Cornerstones of Care, you may ask your caseworker to submit a referral for support to BISTinhome@cornerstonesofcare.org. 
  • If you are interested in learning more about private pay, send an email to BISTinhome@cornerstonesofcare.org to request specific information about your needs/concerns

BIST has the option for private pay for in Home services.  For further details submit your questions through our “Contact Us” option.

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Our BIST administrative office is now located on the Cornerstones of Care — Gillis Campus in south Kansas City (Waldo Area). Our BIST consultants spend their time working in the field with specific schools. If you would like to stop by, please contact us in advance to schedule an office visit.