(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Emotional Disturbance: Severe, pervasive or chronic emotional/affective condition which prevents a child from performing everyday tasks. This condition is characterized by an inability to build or maintain relationships, inappropriate behaviors or feelings under normal circumstances, a pervasive... [more
Youth Aggression and Violence: Risk, Resilience, and Prevention
Contrary to what might be concluded from media reports, statistics show that youth aggression and violence is decreasing, particularly in schools (U.S. Department of Education, 2000). Although multiple victim homicides in schools have increased, schools are the safest places for children to be...
Texas Foster Care and Adoption Programs - Certifications
Those families, which have successfully completed the TDFPS screening process and are able to meet the needs of the children in TDFPS custody, will be approved. Families wishing to provide adoption services will be approved to provide adoption services only. Families can also be approved to provide... Reducing the Disproportionate Representation of Minority Students in Special Education
Students from some racial and ethnic minority backgrounds are more likely to be disproportionately placed in special education programs and classes. For example, in 1992, Black students accounted for 16 percent of the total U.S. student population, but represented 32% of students in programs for... Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities
Youth with disabling conditions are overrepresented in juvenile correctional facilities (Burrell & Warboys, 2000). Many special educators, parents, and advocates are interested in ensuring that these youth receive the education and related services to which they are entitled under federal and state...
Defense describes Pilato home as chaotic, taxing
Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley this morning finished presenting her case against 16-year-old Michael Pilato as the teen's defense lawyers get set to begin to present their 'extreme emotional disturbance' defense. Prosecution rests in Pilato trial
Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley this morning finished presenting her case against 16-year-old Michael Pilato as the teen's defense lawyers get set to begin to present their 'extreme emotional disturbance' defense. Jurors in Pilato Trial Watch Taped Interview of Michael Pilato With Psychiatrist
Jurors got to hear from Michael Pilato himself Monday through a taped interview he gave a forensic psychiatrist called as a rebuttal witness for the prosecution. Jury Deliberating in Michael Pilato Trial
After more than two weeks, the jury now has the case in the murder trial of Michael Pilato. The Webster teenager is charged with second degree murder, attempted murder and arson for setting the fire in December 2011 that killed his father and two brothers. Closing arguments were Wednesday morning...
A message delivered at the Virginia Methodist conference
April 20, 2007, 6:00 pm
A most exciting email crossed my desk this morning. As I have repeatedly mentioned, I spoke to a group of Rotarians last Monday, even as the tragedy in Vermont was unfolding. I talked about the consequences of a child never forming a strong attachment to an adult. I talked about “blue... How do you know if you're ready to adopt?
July 17, 2007, 10:39 pm
Before you start the “formal process”, you need to begin the emotional process. This is the time for heavy duty, soul searching.
Why do I want to adopt a child?
Can I provide a stable home for a child?
Am I ready to open my heart to another's needs?
Is this child just a substitute... Severe Emotional Disturbances in Older Adopted Children
July 13, 2007, 5:31 am
I’m asked, “What’s my secret?” or “How on earth do you do this?” in regards to simply getting up each day and facing the problems, the challenges, and the fun involved in a large family, but I touched a chord yesterday resulting in some long, tormented comments .
Y’all I get it, I know this...
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Emotional Disturbance - National Dissemination Center for ...
Emotional Disturbance Disability Fact Sheet #5 (FS5) NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet #5 June 2010 The mental health of our children is a natural and impor-
Preparing the School for Your Child With Emotional Disturbance
Students classified as emotionally disturbed can be a particular challenge for teachers, and may face misunderstandings and preconceived notions when they enter a classroom. Let the teacher know your child has a supportive family.