Socially Mediated or Emotionally Driven?

From: Pent
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:58 PM
Subject: Socially Mediated or Emotionally Driven?

Greetings PENT Cadre members, supporters, and SELPA sponsors,

I have just returned from attending and presenting at the LRP Special Education Institute in Florida. It was very well attended, and there were some great presentations.

Across the country there is a growing concern about internalizing behaviors being on the rise: suicidal thinking, anxiety, and depression. I presented on this topic at LRP and wanted you to have access to my materials. We must master which approach best works with our students whose behaviors may be occurring for socially mediated vs. emotionally driven purposes.

Handouts include:

  1. Multi-Tiered System of Support for Behavior/Social Emotional Development:
  2. Observable Emotionally Driven Behavior in Children and Youth That Requires a Continuum of Care:
  3. Three Approaches for Altering Behavior: Socially Mediated vs. Emotionally Driven Behavior:
  4. Goals for Internalizing Behaviors:
  5. Recommended Special Circumstances Resources:
  6. Websites to Search for Evidence-Based Interventions - Mental Health, Social Emotional Development, and Behavior:
  7. Children's Mental Health Needs, Disparities, and School-Based Services:
  8. Presentation Slides: What Works to Prevent and Address Internalizing Disorders: Anxiety, Depression, and Phobias:

All of the handouts above are found on this page:

I am off to Tibet for a month and will return late in June.

I hope you find these helpful.

P.S. I am working on a clarifying document on FBAs and BIPs post AB 86. You should receive this in August after I get additional legal input.

Have a good end to the 2013-2014 school year, and a wonderful summer!

“None of us is as skilled as all of us”

Diana Browning Wright
Consulting PENT Director

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