Resources for Behavioral Issues

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By Carla A. Brooks

The resources listed below are offered as suggestions for preliminary research for parents who may want more information; they are not intended to support or promote these resources over any others that may be available.

Information About Typically Developing Children

The Public Broadcasting Service
Challenging Behavior in Children
Seven Tips for Practicing Positive Discipline
Child Development Tracker

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Positive Parenting Tips

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children
Families Community

Information for Parents of Children with Developmental Delays or Medical, Neurological, or Mental Health Disorders

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Technical Assistance Center from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Example of PBIS information for the Santa Clara County Office of Education in California

General Behavior Information
Center for Parent Information and Resources

Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans
Wrightslaw: Functional Behavioral Assessment
Wrightslaw: Behavior Problems and Discipline

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) for parents
Center for Parent Information and Resources: Get a Copy of IDEA

For More Information

There are many mainstream books, websites, courses, and programs devoted to positive behavior, positive discipline, and positive parenting.

Public information and university websites can provide guidance about normal development and positive ways to support improved skills and a lowered incidence of “problem behaviors.” 

Information about school-wide approaches to positive behavioral interventions and support (PBIS) can be found by performing an Internet search using search terms like "Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support" and "PBIS," along with your state office of education and/or your county or school district.

For more information on Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans, search your state, county, and school district.

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