2012 Technical Assistance Partnership Webinar Series
Webinars are on topics relevant to all system of care communities. A full schedule of upcoming Webinars, as well as all archived past Webinars, are available on the Technical Assistance Partnership Webinar Web page: http://www.tapartnership.org/events/webinars.
Up next…The Impact of Unmet Mental Health Needs and School Disciplinary Practices on Student Behavior Problems and Justice System Involvement
Description: Youth with unmet mental health needs may present difficult and disruptive behaviors within the school environment. Many current school disciplinary practices like “zero tolerance,” “three strikes,” and others, place youth with behavior issues at greater risk of unnecessary justice system involvement. Presenters will first examine the impact of unmet mental health needs on student behavior and the larger classroom and school environments. They will then explore the need for schools to adequately address student mental health needs and utilize more supportive and relational discipline approaches rather than relying on punitive responses. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will discuss their respective efforts to assist schools in this endeavor and highlight districts and localities that have made great progress. They will also present examples of how some districts have planned and implemented a supportive discipline system.
Date/Time: August 8, 2012, 3:00–4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Event Registration: Please visit http://www.tapartnership.org/events/listView.php?id=1097#event1097. You will need to register in order to receive information on how to attend the event. Registration will close on August 7 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.