NEWS & NOTES FROM CCBD
2017 Elected Officers and Committee Members
Kimberly Rice, M.Ed.
Mickey Losinski, Ph.D. was elected in February of 2017. He declined to assume the position in June 2017 prior to beginning his term. Kimberly Rice received well above the minimum number of votes stated in the by-laws and accepted the position beginning July 1, 2017.
Lauren Collins, Ph.D.
David J. Royer, Ph.D.
CEC Representatives Council Member B
Mandy E. Lusk, Ph.D.
Student Member at Large
Sara Sanders, M.S.
Nominations and Elections Committee Member
Michael Valenti, Ph.D.
Behavioral Disorders (BDH) Manuscript of the Year
Vulnerable Decision Points for Disproportionate Office Discipline Referrals:
Comparisons of Discipline for African American and White Elementary School Students
by: Keith Smolkowski*, Erik J. Girvan*, Kent Mcintosh*, Rhonda N. T. Nese, Robert H. Horner (* in podcast)
Vol 41, Issue 4, 2016
Racial disparities in rates of exclusionary school discipline are well documented and seemingly intractable. However, emerging theories on implicit bias show promise in identifying effective interventions. In this study, we used school discipline data from 1,666 elementary schools and 483,686 office discipline referrals to identify specific situations in which disproportionality was more likely. Results were largely consistent with our theoretical model, indicating increased racial and gender disproportionality for subjectively defined behaviors, in classrooms, and for incidents classified as more severe. The time of day also substantially affected disproportionality. These findings can be used to pinpoint specific student-teacher interactions for intervention.
Click here to access Teacher Resources page for podcast of the authors discussing their research
(Thanks to Bryan Cook and Daniel Maggin [BDH Co-Editors] and Shayna Citrenbaum [SAGE Publishing])
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
7th World Conference on Violence in Schools and Public Policies
7th Biennial Conference of the Quebec Committee for Youth with Behavioural Difficulties(CQJDC)
Click here to submit abstracts
Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Conference
October 26-28, 2017
All proposals must be submitted by July 1, 2017.
Click the link below to submit:
TECBD 2017 Proposal Submission