Emotional/ Behavioral Resources

IRIS Center provides comprehensive professional development and tools to develop a Comprehensive Behavior Management System—highlights the importance of establishing a comprehensive classroom behavior management system composed of a statement of purpose, rules, procedures, consequences, and an action plan. 

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence based three tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all students succeed.

Teaching Students with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Best Practices Guide to Intervention published by Seattle University 2005

K-12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention This Toolkit was created in 2013 in response to school communities’ need to address student mental and emotional wellness in order to prevent suicide and to provide evidence-based information about how to intervene in a crisis or after a suicide loss

Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom. This guide book provides research and a set of recommendations to reduce problem behaviors in elementary schools.

Emotional/ Behavioral. A condition where the student exhibits one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a student’s educational performance:

  • An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
  • An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers or teachers.
  • Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
  • A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
  • A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.

Emotional/behavioral disability includes schizophrenia. The term does not apply to students who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance.