Linguistically and Ability Diverse Children, Youth and Families
Language Development/ESL Reading
Instruction Social Skills and Discipline
Study Skills Additional
Students With Disabilities
by Kevin P. Dwyer, NCSP
Assistant Executive Director
J.W (Jan. 2000). Managing Resistance. Intervention Magazine.
Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.
(1999). Interventions for Chronic Behavior Problems (RB1,
October 1999). Washington, DC.
Risky Behavior in Middle School
A study published in the Journal of School Health finds that students
in grades 6 to 8 are initiating negative patterns of behavior earlier
and, in most cases, before they are developmentally ready to deal
with potential outcomes." (Capsule of study with citations.
Visit the American School Health Association site for ordering information:
Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Focus is on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral,
or mental disorders and their families.
Mental Health Association
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
Tel: (703) 684-7722
Fax: (703) 684-5968
on Violence and Destructive Behavior http://interact.uoregon.edu/ivdb/ivdb.html
Social Development Research Group (SDRG)
A nationally recognized, interdisciplinary team of researchers united
in a common mission: To understand and promote healthy behaviors
and positive social development among children, adolescent University
9725 3rd Avenue NE Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98115-2024
Tel: (206) 685-1997
Fax: (206) 543-4507
Childhood Learning Center
98 Fairview St
Reading, PA 19605
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental
The Center's activities focus on improving services to families
whose children have mental, emotional or behavioral disorders through
a set of related research and training programs.
Georgetown University Child Development Center (GUCDC)
Established nearly four decades ago to improve the quality of life
for children with special needs and their families. http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/index.html
Center for School Mental Health Assistance (CSMHA)
Provides leadership and technical assistance to advance effective
interdisciplinary school-based mental health programs.
Mental Health Project UCLA
Created to pursue theory, research, practice and training related
to meeting the mental health needs of youngsters through school-based
on Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)
Has information on PBIS, functional assessments, the law, classroom
supports, and schoolwide programs.
Research and Training Center on Positive Behavioral Support
Provides research products and practical information. http://www.stpreos.uoregon.edu/stweb/pbs/index/html
Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
Has mini-webs with extensive information around a specific
topic, including articles, online discussions, links, and other
resources, on topics such as school safety, wraparound planning,
violence prevention, cultural competence, prevention and early intervention,
and children's mental health.
Beach Center on Families and Disabilities at the University of Kansas
Practical information for teachers and parents are included at this
Behavior Home Page