November 8, 2019
Parents, educators, professionals and community advocates from across the state, convened to learn about and discuss ways to support children when challenging behaviors arise at school. Representatives from the Department of Education, including Teri Lawler, spoke to participants about Delaware’s social emotional learning initiatives. Presenters discussed Multi-tiered Systems of Supports, MTSS, and how it can be used to systemically address behavior, while staff from Disabilities Law Program, provided an overview of IDEA, Section 504, and protections for students with behavior challenges. Lunchtime panelists including, Norwood Coleman, LCSW, Dawn Alexander, M.Ed., Colonial School district, Nicole Kendall, CDS, and Elizabeth Booth, Esq., and Stefanie Hernandez from Disabilities Law Program discussed trauma and how understanding its implications is critical in addressing behavior. Vendors from community organizations including, Champions for Children’s Mental Health, DSEA, Autism Delaware, and Sun Behavioral Health were on hand to share available resources and programs for children and families. PIC staff would like to thank all participants, presenters, board members and vendors for helping make this a successful event!
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