The report was prepared under the auspices of the National Advisory Environmental Health Committee to provide direction to Federal programmes in occupational health. Technological change and the increasing psychological demands of the workplace were listed as contributing factors. Thirty years later, this report has proven remarkably prophetic. Job stress has become a leading source of worker disability in North America and Europe.
Promoting behavioral success in schools: Commentary on exemplary practices The articles in this special Practitioner's Edition of Psychology in the Schools share the application of sound educational and behavioral practices in real school and classroom contexts.
Given this emphasis in these articles on the applied use of behavioral practices, the purpose of this brief commentary is to highlight and comment on some of the big ideas that link these practitioner-focused articles. Specifically, three main questions are addressed: Establishing efficient and durable systems of school-based support Part of a special section on linking systems for prevention and intervention in emerging models for promoting children's mental health.
A commentary on an article by Atkins, Graczyk, Frazier, and Abdul-Adil that appeared in this issue on pp. In their article, Atkins et al. The writer commends Atkins et al. He seeks to expand Atkins et al.
Supporting Successful Transition to Kindergarten: General Challenges and Specific Implications for Students with Problem Behavior The purpose of this review is to present factors that impede and promote successful transition to kindergarten, with a focus on the specific needs of students with problem behavior.
The review addresses competencies that teachers report are critical for success in kindergarten, traditional transition practices, and challenges in implementing transition practices.
Suggestions are provided to begin to attend to some of the issues affecting successful transition for children with challenging behavior and include an overarching framework to better support transition practices and specific suggestions for appropriate supports.
Issues of personal dignity and social validity in school-wide systems of positive behavior support This article provides an analysis of issues related to personal dignity and social validity in schools. Specifically, dignity is defined in terms of individual success and independence, while social validity is defined in terms of the system as a whole.
These definitions are explored in the context of schoolwide systems of positive behavior support PBS. Descriptions of schoolwide systems of PBS are used to analyze and detail procedures that maintain respect for personal dignity and social validity. In addition, processes for engaging persons in this discussion are critically analyzed.
Future development and growth of PBS as a technology-based approach to developing self-determined, independent, and successful persons is discussed.
Direction is suggested in the way we consider issues, define our values, and engage others in systemic change efforts.
Coaching positive behavior support in school settings: Tactics and data-based decision-making Systems of positive behavior support PBS that positively affect student performance involve consensus among stakeholders, the development of environments that facilitate student success, effective teaching of rules and procedures, and consistent consequences for behavior.
Evaluation of such systems requires schools to collect data to assess performance and to use that information to make data-based decisions. However, surveys indicate that data collection and data-based decision making are among the most difficult components of PBS for school personnel to tackle.
This article examines in-person coaching strategies and data use. A discussion of how coaches may more efficiently assess schools' readiness for coaching styles and content includes suggestions for how coaches might use a range of available assessment tools.
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In this study, selected staff members from four elementary schools were trained in how to use the outcomes of an FBA to develop function-based intervention plans.
They then formed school-based intervention teams and served as facilitators for a total of 31 cases. The same cases also were distributed to three national FBA experts who selected interventions based on the identified function for each case. The number and type of selected intervention strategies were recorded and analyzed across cases.
Comparisons between team and expert intervention strategy selection revealed that school-based personnel in this study were more likely to select punitive and exclusionary strategies, regardless of function.
Thus, in real-world school settings, the link between FBA and intervention is far more complex than has been recognized or discussed in the literature.NAEP Report Cards. The National Center for Education Statistics periodically administers the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to test the knowledge and skills of the nation's students in grades 4, 8, and Exploring Whether or not Profanity in Music is Corrupting our Youth - Profanity in music, is it a problem that must be addressed now or is it even a problem that we as a society have the power to fix.
While feature writer for a small-town Georgia daily, just minutes from the recent Conyers (Ga.) high school shootings, I interviewed dozens of teens and wrote a series of articles for The Covington News on the troubles teens face.
The incorporation of these resources into the design of work environments should, ideally, be combined with organizational and facilities management policies that maximize the health- . Fear of youth violence is a constant concern by millions of people all over the world.
Kids seem to take up more and more space of crimes that are usually committed by adults over the age of “Statistics confirm that more horrendous crimes are being committed by increasingly younger chil. B. Fraudulent Suppression of the Decline in Accidental Child Gun Death. To help promote their gun control agenda, health advocate sages have long harped on the emotionally charged issue of child death by gun accident.
Multiple reasons dictate their failure to acknowledge the steep decline in such tragedies.