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ERIC Number: ED477123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-990-1
Educating Juveniles with Disabilities in Correctional Settings. Fifth CCBD Mini-Library Series: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Children and Youth with E/BD--Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.
Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Mayer, Matthew J.
This monograph addresses issues in the appropriate education of children and youth with disabilities, especially emotional and/or behavioral disorders, who are in juvenile correctional facilities. An introductory chapter considers the characteristics of students with E/BD in the public schools; educational services in juvenile corrections; and transition services to help students reintegrate into public schools from corrections settings. Prevention of youth involvement with the juvenile justice system is addressed in the second chapter, which considers multiple frameworks for prevention, cognitive behavioral intervention at the individual level, multisystemic therapy, the unhealthy schools syndrome, birth to prekindergarten prevention, positive behavioral interventions and supports from the public health perspective, and using evidence-based best practices. The third chapter considers juvenile correctional education directly, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and accountability. The fourth chapter is on transition from the correction facility to the public school and offers recommendations concerning use of community-based social service agencies, targeted support for at least 12 months, involvement of a transition specialist, and provision of coordinated support in key areas. (Contains approximately 150 references.) (DB)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201 (Stock No. D5514). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
Note: Series Editors: Lyndal M. Bullock, Robert A. Gable, and Kristine J. Melloy.