by Claire Miller
The Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support and Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability will host the 5th annual Behavior Supports for Positive Change Conference on Dec. 6-7, 2012, in the Georgia State University Student Center (44 Courtland St., Atlanta).
The two-day conference will feature Michael George and Judge Steven C. Teske as its keynote speakers. George is an associate professor and director of Centennial School of Lehigh University, an approved private school for children and youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities and a training facility for graduate students at Lehigh University. Teske is the chief judge of the Juvenile Court of Clayton County who has written articles on juvenile reform that were published in Juvenile and Family Law Journal, Juvenile Justice and Family Today, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing and the Georgia Bar Journal.
Attendees will also be able to attend breakout sessions on topics such as addressing roadblocks to promoting positive classroom behavior; implementation of positive behavior support in urban learning environments; and the impact of goal setting on special education teachers’ attitudes toward positive behavioral supports.
“This conference is an opportunity for anyone interested in promoting positive behavioral interventions and supports, as well as the use of positive practices across a variety of educational and community settings, to come together and share their research and experiences,” said Kristine Jolivette, College of Education associate professor who studies positive behavioral interventions and supports.
The deadline to register for the conference is Nov. 17, 2012. Registration costs $35 for graduate students and $45 for other attendees.
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