The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ’2004′ uses the term emotional disturbance to describe students with emotional or behavioral disorders, which is the special education category under which students whose behavioral or emotional responses are not typical are served.
The Midwest Positive Behaviors Interventions & Support (PBIS) Network
The Midwest PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center (IS·TAC) – an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children. http://www.midwestpbis.org/
SAMHSA Child and Adolescent Mental Health
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. http://www.samhsa.gov/index.aspx
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has released a toolkit that provides strategies to help high schools, school districts and their partners design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among students. It also includes information on screening tools, warning signs and risk factors, statistics and parent education materials.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. http://www.nami.org/