ERIC Number: ED447616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Post-School Outcomes for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. ERIC/OSEP Digest E597.
Jolivette, Kristine; Stichter, Janine Peck; Nelson, C. Michael; Scott, Terrance M.; Liaupsin, Carl J.
This digest describes the post-school outcomes of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) in education, employment, and social relationships. It also presents several school-based strategies to improve the post-school outcomes for students with EBD, including: (1) social skills training that involves both direct instruction and teacher mediation; (2) peer mediation and conflict resolution; (3) positive behavioral support that includes problem solving school teams, implementation of prevention-focused, validated strategies based on team decisions, matching both appropriate and inappropriate behaviors with the contexts in which the behaviors occurred, and systematic reinforcement of and focus on appropriate behaviors within multiple school environments; (4) vocational training that provides special job training and experience through vocational work placements, job coaching, and other related activities; (5) transition planning that identifies community agencies that can assist in meeting financial needs, provides employment training from multiple work sites, and identifies counseling agencies to assist in addressing life-stresses; and (6) wrap-around planning that matches individual and family needs with community agencies and opportunities. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Education Work Relationship, Educational Strategies, Emotional Disturbances, Employment, Interpersonal Competence, Outcomes of Education, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.