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Tri-State Webinar: Unstuck and On Target: Helping Students with Planning, Organization, and Flexible Thinking: Part 2 of 3

Description:  In this three-part series, Dr. Anthony will discuss executive functioning difficulties in the classroom and in social situations. In Part 1, she discussed how one can Increase their understanding of how to identify and teach executive functioning skills and accommodate executive ...

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Autism, Specially Designed Instruction

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Peer-Mediated Interventions

Description:  Educational research has clearly identified the importance of peer relationships as a key factor in student engagement, reducing problem behavior, and school completion. The critical differences for students with developmental disabilities is that friendships often remain elusive...

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December 03, 2018

Topic

LRE and Inclusion, Social, Emotional & Character Development, Autism

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Developing Meaningful Goals for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

DESCRIPTION:  The stated goal of Special Education is to prepare students with disabilities for further education, employment, and independent living. Outcomes for students with ASD show us that we are not reaching this goal. The focus of this webinar is how to write goals that will lead to im...

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December 03, 2018

Topic

IEP, Secondary Transition, Social, Emotional & Character Development, Autism

Age

All Ages

Stress & Childhood

Potential effects of stress can last a lifetime for children, so it is important that families understand the difference between the different types of stress.

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Family/Community Engagement, Mental Health

Age

All Ages

KSDE Graduation, Dropout and Attendance Resources

This webpage of KSDE provides a wide variety of documents and resources addressing graduation, dropout and attendance/absenteeism.

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December 03, 2018

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

Whole School Strategies that Encourage Attendance

Schools want to create a climate that promotes positive, trusting relationships between students and staff, engages students in their education, and identifies and removes barriers to attendance. This document outlines some school wide strategies that can help establish this kind of climate aroun...

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December 03, 2018

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

Appropriate Responses to the Seven Phases of the Escalation Cycle

Appropriate Responses to the Seven Phases of the Escalation CycleAdapted from: Managing the Cycle of Acting-­‐Out Behavior in the Classroom (Colvin,2004)This resource provides an overview of how the appropriate responses to the phases of escalation based on the book by Colvin. Key Words: deescala...

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Behavior

Age

All Ages

OSEP Policy Letters (Including OSEP Memos and Dear Colleague Letters)

This provides a link to the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, OSEP Policy Letters provide information, guidance and clarification regarding...

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

Age

All Ages

Stages of Behavior Escalation

This resources provides a single page overview of the stages of behavior escalation as described by Colvin & Sugai, 1989. Key Words: deescalation, de-escalation

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Behavior

Age

All Ages

Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA)

This provides a link to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) web page providing all related information and documents.

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

Age

All Ages

Mental Health Resources for Teens

This document from the TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative includes websites, mobile apps, and mindfulness books for teens.  The resource also includes ideas for self-care that have been identified by Kansas students.Updated 2017.05

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) Fact Sheet | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this diagnostic fact sheet discusses risk factors, symptoms, prevention, and interventions regarding NSSI.   Updated 2016.07  

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Migrant and Immigrant Students | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this informational section discusses challenges faced by migrant and immigrant students, as well as considerations for schools to assist these students and their families.   Updated 2016.07  

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Migrant

Age

All Ages

Person-Centered Planning | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this informational section discusses elements of Person-Centered Planning and offers helpful resources.  Updated 07.2016

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Self-Determination | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this informational section discusses the principles of self-determination and provides helpful resources.   Updated 2016.07  

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Suicide: Risk Factors and How To Help | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this informational section discusses information regarding suicide, including statistics, risk factors, symptoms, and resources for educators.  Information regarding ...

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Wraparound | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this information section discusses Wraparound principles and procedures.  Updated 2016.07

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

None

Suicide Prevention Resources

A list of websites for Kansas school communities that may be used to identify suicide prevention resources.  Categories for resources include, general facts and information; toolkits and handouts; trainings; school, family, and student specific information; and Kansas specific resources.  Updated...

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Appendix A: Final Report on School-Based Mental Health | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this Appendix provides information from the Final Report On School-Based Mental Health, conducted by The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, Center for Children and Families.  Updated 2016.07

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Depressive Disorders Fact Sheet | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this diagnostic fact sheet discusses symptoms and interventions regarding depressive disorders.   Updated 2016.07  

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December 03, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Behavior

Age

All Ages