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Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST)

pullquoteEducators and parents today are challenged by the ability to reach students who are struggling with behavior issues at school or at home. This tremendous challenge inspired the creation of the Behavior Intervention Support Team model, or BIST, which was developed at Cornerstones of Care in 1990. BIST supports a caring community and a productive academic or home environment.  Read more about our mission, vision and philosophy.

Our services include:

The BIST model utilizes four steps so educators, parents, and mentors have the ability to know when and how to intervene. This structured support enables youth to gain new skills and participate more fully in their homes, schools and communities. These steps create a consistent, supervised, safe environment in order to teach and protect all students.

The four steps of the BIST model are:

  • Early Intervention
  • Caring Confrontation
  • Protective Planning
  • Outlasting

BIST consultants will facilitate the development of a customized program that meets the unique needs of your specific community.

We will help you reach the following goals:

  • 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

Read more about our evidence-based outcomes and our training opportunities.

Contact us so we can support you in moving your school or family forward during challenging times inside and outside the classroom.

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Check out our upcoming training opportunities and other helpful resources.

BIST is an outreach program of Cornerstones of Care. We partner for safe and healthy communities. Learn more at
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