Tuesday Talks were presentation and question-&-answer teleconferences intended for individuals working in education fields for students who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk. Participants were provided the opportunity to have their questions addressed by the Center's director, Simon Gonsoulin, and/or invited practitioners from the field. The calls offered participants an opportunity to discuss and gain new perspectives on pertinent issues and connect with, ask questions of, and share information with peers and other professionals.
Tuesday Talks are no longer offered by the Center; however, notes and resources from previous Tuesday Talks can be found below, as available. To receive announcements about current and upcoming Center events (such as Webinars) and updates, join the NDTAC e-mail listserv.
Previous Tuesday Talks
The August 3 Tuesday Talk focused on breaking the cyclical pathway that students – particularly those that are minorities or disabled – increasingly follow from schools to the juvenile and criminal justice systems. While the "school-to-prison pipeline" is a term that commonly refers to the zero-tolerance and similar policies that are thought to form this pathway, our session focused on education-based and other strategies that can be used to
- aid in prevention/early intervention of problem behaviors that may result in harsh punitive consequences (often the first step in the pathway)
- provide effective rehabilitative services and supports during a student's placement
- support re-entry into school upon a student's release
The June Tuesday Talk focused on the following topics:
- Treatment and educational programming for girls in the juvenile justice system
- Trauma-informed care
» Read the summary notes from the June call (MS Word).
The March Tuesday Talk was devoted to the following topics:
- Culture change in juvenile justice: Navigating away from a punishment culture
- Parental/Family involvement for system-involved youth.
» Read the summary notes from the March call (MS Word).
The January Tuesday Talk was devoted to behavior management in juvenile justice facilities, with a special focus on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in juvenile justice.
» Read the summary notes from the January call (MS Word).
The October Tuesday Talk was devoted to:
- Collaboration practices in juvenile justice, including collaborating to improve the employability of youth.
- Needs assessment & program evaluation in juvenile justice, including tools and resources to evaluate the effectiveness of programs in reducing or preventing delinquency.
» Read the summary notes from the October call (MS Word).
The August Tuesday Talk focused on dropout prevention.
» Read the summary notes from the August call (MS Word).
The June Tuesday Talk focused on
- Computer-based remedial reading programs,
- Substance-abuse programs,
- Programs for youth who are neglected, and
- ARRA stimulus funds and Part D.
» Read the notes from the June call (MS Word).
The April Tuesday Talk focused on
- Recommended characteristics of juvenile justice programs;
- Program services for at-risk youth under Title 1, Part D; and
- Strategies for following-up after students leave facilities.
» Read the summary notes from the April call (MS Word).
The February/March Tuesday Talk focused on
- The use and allocation of Part D funds,
- Research-based juvenile justice programs, and
- Preventing the loss of credits during transition.
» Read the summary notes from the February/March call (MS Word).
December's call focused on program evaluation in neglected and delinquent education.
» Read the summary notes from December's call (MS Word).
October's call revolved around alternative education.
» Read the summary notes from October's call (MS Word).
September's call focused on special education and collaboration. Center Director Simon Gonsoulin introduced statistics on the incidence of disabilities in juvenile justice and described six major areas of a comprehensive service delivery model for State- or privately-operated facilities serving youth with educational disabilities. Mr. Gonsoulin also presented an overview of a model of collaboration designed to promote community wellness.
» Read the summary notes from September's call (MS Word).