News From The Field

School Discipline: Positive Is Not Simply the Opposite of Punitive

March 19, 2014 | John Ossowski

Effective school discipline should be considered positive when children and youth learn character traits and virtues associated with self-discipline, self-determination and other forms of internal regulation. While traditional ‘negative’ forms of behavior compliance in schools can still play a role, more meaningful change is produced by teaching traits consistent with positive psychology.

Findings from the Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program

March 18, 2014 | John Ossowski

This report is now available from SAMHSA for free (although shipping charges may apply).

Building Excellence in Wraparound Initiative (BEWI) in Texas: Applications due March 18th

March 7, 2014 | John Ossowski

The Building Excellence in Wraparound Initiative (BEWI) is a new initiative that will advance high quality and high fidelity Wraparound in the state of Texas. The initiative represents a collaboration between the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (TIEMH) at The University of Texas at Austin, with help from the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI). Interested agencies are urged to apply BY MARCH 18TH AT 4PM.

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