Welcome to the Center's Online Expert forum! This forum is
designed to allow people to discuss a particular topic with an expert in the field. We
welcome you to offer your comments, questions and experiences to our online conversation.
Please have a look at our Etiquette Guidelines before
Violence: A Response to the Tragedy in Littleton - The CECP has developed a
discussion forum for responses to the tragedy in Littleton. Read and respond to President
Clinton's remarks, and post your questions and comments. The discussion will be moderated
by Senior CECP Staff.
Planning - John VanDenBerg, an expert practitioner in the field of Wraparound Planning, will be online starting in April
1999 to discuss issues related to the process and implementation of wraparound.
Assessment - Dr. Michael Epstein at the University of Nebraska, will be
online starting December 7, 1998, to discuss his work on strength-based assessment.
We have included an article he
coauthored about using this assessment technique in transition planning. For
ordering information for the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale (BERS) used in his
work, please see our list of additional
Warning, Timely Response - Kevin Dwyer, Principal Investigator for the new
Guide for Safe Schools and President of the National Association of School Psychologists,
will be online to discuss this new resource for preventing school violence. The Guide is available on the CECP website.
in Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Problems - As part of a
collaborative effort, Reaching Today's Youth: The Journal of Emotional and Behavioral
Problems features a column entitled "what's new, what works"
in which the CECP highlights effective and promising practices. The Spring 1998
issue's column is entitled Understanding and
Managing Sexual Behaviors in Youth with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.
Based Social Skills - The June 1998 discussion featured Dr. Michael Bullis
from the University of Oregon. The discussion was based on an article on a study of community-based social
skills that he co-wrote with Dr. Cheryl Davis, published in 1997 in Behavioral
Disorders, Vol 23, No.1.