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Supportive School Discipline Webinar Series through January

posted Jan 15, 2013, 9:56 AM by Maria Geueke   [ updated Jan 15, 2013, 10:01 AM ]
Supportive School Discipline Webinar Series Continuing the efforts of the Federal Supportive School Discipline Initiative, the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services* are pleased to announce the Supportive School Discipline (SSD) Webinar Series. The Series is designed to increase awareness and understanding of school disciplinary practices that push youth out of school and many times into the justice system, and provide practical examples of alternative approaches that maintain school safety while ensuring academic engagement and success for all students. 

Information about the first two Webinars in the Series is provided below: Making the Case for Positive Approaches to Discipline January 16, 2013, 4 p.m.−5:30 p.m., ET January 17, 2013, 11 a.m.−12:30 p.m., ET. This Webinar will examine the impact of punitive and exclusionary school discipline approaches and identify traditional school discipline practices that are known to be ineffective. It will also showcase community examples of positive alternatives to school discipline that reduce student alienation, increase student engagement, and decrease justice system involvement. For more information and to register, visit 

Alternatives to Traditional School Discipline: The Multi-Tiered Behavioral Health Prevention Framework January 23, 2013, 4 p.m.−5:30 p.m., ET This Webinar will focus on how the use of discretionary discipline practices focused on prevention and early intervention can transform schools into supportive learning environments for all students. Presenters will describe the multi-tiered behavioral health prevention framework and share community examples of how schools and secure care facilities are applying the framework to create more supportive discipline policies and practices.
Maria Geueke,
Jan 15, 2013, 9:57 AM