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Emotional and Behavioral Problems : A Handbook for Understanding and Handling Students - Paul Zionts

Emotional and Behavioral Problems

A Handbook for Understanding and Handling Students

Paperback Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9780761977049
Number Of Pages: 256

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The authors take a complex, under-discussed topic and give teachers and administrators useful, basic guidelines they can put to use quickly in understanding, identifying, and helping this special group of students.

"This book is an excellent overview of a very complex area. It is a useful guide to identifying and treating children with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD), and is particularly outstanding on topics related to the educational system and the numerous laws and policies surrounding the education of EBD children. This book will serve the field well."

-- Krista Kutash, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Associate Professor

"This serves as a great resource for educators who want to know more about youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and the needs of their families. I know I will draw from it in the future to orient new staff working with emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth."

-- Mary F. Sinclair, Ph.D.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Understanding Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Introduction to Emotional Disturbance and Behavioral Disorders
By Any Other Name: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Possible Causes of Emotional Disturbance and Behavioral Disorders
Incidence
Serious Emotional Disturbance or Behavioral Disorders or EBD: What's the Difference?
How Professionals View Labels
Identification of EBD
Behaviors That Fit Into Educational Stages
Characteristics of Emotionally Disturbed or Behaviorally Disordered Children and Youth
Summary
Major Types of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Externalizing Behaviors
Internalizing Behaviors
Function Disorders
Summary
Causes of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Understanding Factors Related to the Development of EBD
Understanding Potential Causes of EBD
Summary
Evaluating and Assessing Students Who Have Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
The Purpose of Evaluation
An Overview of EBD Evaluation
Specific Aspects of the Evaluation Process as They Relate to EBD
Evaluation Techniques Used to Determine Eligibility
Summary
Violence and Aggression in Schools
Violence and Aggression in the Schools
The Roots of Violent and Aggressive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
Violence, Aggression, and EBD
Responses to School Violence and Aggression
Reducing and Preventing Violence and Aggression
Summary
Adolescents Who Have Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and the Juvenile Justice System
Background Information on EBD and the Juvenile Justice System
Perplexing Issues of Ethnicity, Mental Health, and Juvenile Justice in the United States
Addressing Issues of Ethnicity and Bias in Juvenile Justice Agencies
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of All Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System
Juvenile Justice and Youth Who Have EBD: Intervention and Reintegration Strategies
Summary
Helping Students Who Have Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Treatment of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Behavior Modification
Examples of Two Behavior Modification Programs
Schoolwide Discipline: Positive Behavioral Supports
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Summary
School-Based Placements
After Identification
Determining Appropriate Educational Goals
The Least Restrictive Environment
The Continuum of Services: Placement Options
An Important Caveat About Placements
Possible Parental Reactions to Placement Options
Changing Placements Because of Behavior
A Few Words About Inclusion
Summary
Supporting Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Outside the Public School Setting
Medications for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Psychopharmacology
The Role of Psychiatric and Juvenile Justice Professionals on the IEP Team
Collaborative Efforts Between Mental Health Agencies and the Educational System
Systems of Care
Insurance, Managed Care, Medicare, and Systems of Care
Summary
The Role of Families in Supporting Children With Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
Parents as Referral Agents
Teachers as Referral Agents
Parents as Advocates for Their Children With Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
The Importance of Being a Support Agent
Implementing Changes at Home
Exercises for Improving Communication
Ideas to Improve Discipline Strategies at Home
Finding Ways to Relieve Stress
Summary
What Lies Ahead: Postschool Transition
Critical Concepts About EBD
Postschool Success
Transition Planning
Summary
Resources for Professionals and Parents
Index
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ISBN: 9780761977049
ISBN-10: 076197704X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.45