Tailoring Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth: Introducing the NDTAC Practice Guide and Learning About Multiple Education Settings

Event Date

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 12:45PM EST

Description

This series, which is based on NDTAC’s “Practice Guide: Providing Individually Tailored Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems,” will be offered through four distinct Webinars. Each Webinar will focus on practices described in the “Practice Guide” and exemplified by a Title I, Part D–funded program.

NDTAC is pleased to announce our 2012–13 Webinar series, Tailoring Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth. This series, which is based on NDTAC’s “Practice Guide: Providing Individually Tailored Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems,” will be offered through four distinct Webinars. Each Webinar will focus on practices described in the “Practice Guide” and exemplified by a Title I, Part D–funded program.

The first Webinar of the series, “Tailoring Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth: Introducing the NDTAC Practice Guide and Learning about Multiple Education Settings,” introduces the main features of the “Practice Guide” and highlighted the James and Charlene Balcom Learning Center (BLC) of Paragould, Arkansas. The BLC opened in 2007 as an alternative learning environment and is housed within Children’s Homes (CHI). BLC is a residential education facility for dependent and neglected and at-risk youth and is located in the Greene County Tech (GCT) School District. CHI and BLC provide faith-based programs that provide a family environment aimed at restoring the disrupted lives of the children and families they serve. All BLC-enrolled students benefit from Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, funding through GCT.

Simon Gonsoulin, Director of NDTAC, launched the Webinar with an overview of NDTAC’s work and an introduction to this series of webinars. Nicholas Read, NDTAC Technical Assistance Liaison, then reviewed NDTAC’s “Practice Guide” and the variety of educational settings supported by Title I, Part D, funds.

 Paul Schandevel, Director of CHI’s Child & Family Services, provided an overview of BLC’s success in providing academic and behavioral supports for its students and discussed some of the specific strategies that the Center employs.

View the recorded Webinar (Windows Media Video)

 Download Presentation Slides (PPT):

Other Resources: