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ERIC Number: ED431991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Behavioral Initiatives in Broad Perspective.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This booklet is a technical assistance sampler addressing the issues of student misbehavior, discipline problems, and behavioral initiatives. The term behavioral initiative is defined, disciplining children with disabilities is discussed, and a cautionary note concerning ignoring students' reasons for misbehavior is presented. A brief entitled "Behavior Problems: What's a School to do?" explores the issue of discipline, interventions focusing in dealing with misbehavior, logical consequences, defining and categorizing discipline practices, social skills training, and addressing underlying motivation. A list of relevant references is also included in the brief. A list of books, book chapters, journal articles, reports and other printed resources relevant to behavioral initiative and a list of ERIC readings and resources on school discipline are provided. A discussion of model programs examines major behavioral initiatives across the country; school-wide programs; behavioral initiative assessment instruments; and assessing resources for school wide approaches, a set of self-study surveys. A second brief, "Enabling Learning in the Classroom: A Primary Mental Health Concern," explores helping teachers assist identified students, creating a caring context for learning; expanding the context; teachers working and learning together; and a psychological sense of community. A list of relevant resources is also included in the brief. The booklet includes a list of agencies, organizations, Internet sites, other documents available from the Mental Health in Schools Training and Technical Assistance Center, and contact information for consultants who have the most direct expertise in creating state and school-wide models located across the country. Contains 65 additional references related to behavior concerns. (MKA)
School Mental Health Project, Center for Mental Health in Schools, Department of Psychology, Box 951563; UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563; Tel.: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.