The following resources on topics related to this Impact issue may be of interest to readers:
National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (www.pbis.org). The center has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices. The Web site includes information on school-wide positive behavior support at primary, secondary, district-wide, and state-wide levels, as well as in relation to families and the law.
Check & Connect Model (http://ici.umn.edu/checkandconnect). The Check & Connect model promotes student engagement with school, reduces dropout, and increases school completion. It is data-driven and grounded in research on resiliency and home-school collaboration. The Web site offers information regarding the model, current projects and initiatives, related publications, and upcoming presentations and workshops.
Suspending Disbelief: Moving Beyond Punishment to Promote Effective Interventions for Children with Mental or Emotional Disorders (2003). By T. Seltzer, J. Bliss, P. Tantamjarik, and J. Duda. A paper examining congressional intent in the IDEA regarding children with behavior problems, specifically in relation to the provisions on functional behavioral assessment and positive behavioral interventions and supports. The report compares that intent with actual implementation of the mandate. Available from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law online at www.bazelon.org/publications or at 202/467-5730 x 110.
Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu). Citation: Gaylord, V., Quinn, M., McComas, J., & Lehr, C. (Eds.). (2005). Impact: Feature Issue on Fostering Success in School and Beyond for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders 18(2). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration. Available at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/182/default.html.