UNC Professor Co-Authors Mental Health Monitoring Tool for Schools

Achilles Bardos

Professor of School Psychology Achilles B. Bardos has co-authored a tool that schools can use to identify kids who might be in need of emotional/behavior support and that monitors the effectiveness of on-going behavior interventions.

Bardos redesigned and created a new web-based system to support the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System-2 (BIMAS-2) that allows gathering of information about students from various sources, including teachers, parents, the students and clinicians.

Schools also can use the BIMAS-2 as they begin discussions on the new education law Every Student Succeed Act, positive behavior support programs and social emotional learning curricula.

Bardos earned a Ph.D. in School Psychology, Research Methods from Ohio State University. He's been a faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado since 1990. His teaching and research interests include psychological and educational assessment, measurement, computer applications in psychology, and program evaluation.

More information about the BIMAS-2 tool is available at www.bimas2.com.