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Children’s Mental Health Matters! May 2018

Children’s Mental Health Matters! is a Maryland public awareness campaign that highlights the importance of children’s mental health. The campaign features more than a week of events, workshops, media, outreach, and other awareness-raising activities during Mental Health Month.

May: Mental Health Awareness Month

This May is Mental Health Month; Maryland Learning Links is raising awareness of Risky Business (#riskybusiness). The campaign is meant to
educate and inform individuals dealing with a mental health concern understand that some behaviors and habits can be detrimental to
recovery—or even mask a deeper issue—but that seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of.

Learning Links Profile: Deborah G. Badawi, MD

Transitions aren’t always easy. The question of how you help a child move from the sheltered world of childhood and adolescence to the world of independent adult life is a struggle for all parents. If you have ever tried to teach your teenager how to do laundry you’ve gotten a glimpse into the difficulty of […]

Early Childhood Training Resources

These training resources are good opportunities for parents and providers to share information and learn from experts in the Early Learning field.

PBIS: Links to Learn More

Websites OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports PBIS videos EMSTAC (Elementary and Middle Schools Technical and Assistance Center)  PBIS Maryland What Works Clearinghouse Specific Articles Safety Without Suspensions – Russell Skiba and Jeffrey Sprague Making Connections – Tim Lewis The Positive Classroom: A Lunchroom Solution – Lori Korinek

PBIS in Your Classroom

the PBIS team establishes a school’s general positive behavioral expectations and how they are implemented in common areas. It’s the school’s teachers, though, who decide how to implement those general expectations in their individual classrooms…

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 101

Positive behavior has to be taught just like an academic subject — Educators cannot expect students to know the correct behaviors for any given situation unless they teach, model and reinforce those behaviors for their students.

PBIS in Your School

As noted in PBIS 101, PBIS is very much a team sport. Students improve their behavior when everyone in the school is consistently promoting the same positive behaviors and responding in a consistent way to negative behaviors, too. How can educators build school-wide PBIS? Here are some of the main steps in the process: The […]