Whether you're a parent or teacher...whether a child is behaviorally challenging or not...collaboration is the key to improved relationships, better communication, and solving problems. This website contains a ton of free resources to help you move in that direction. The goals of this website is to help to ensure that kids everywhere are treated in ways that are compassionate, informed, and effective.
The responsibilities of the Community Schools Technical Assistance Centers (TACs) include statewide distribution of information on effective and promising practices in the establishment and ongoing management of Community School strategies through professional development and technical assistance activities designed to:
The Disability Employment Initiative's (DEI) strives to:
Regional Interagency Technical Assistance Teams (RiTATs) meet regularly and use cross-systems collaboration to address system level issues and support the implementation of the System of Care core values and principles within their agency or organization. Family and youth serve as full partners to share the experiences and needs of families and youth served by the System of Care, and facilitate problem solving at the program and policy levels.
The Team serves as a liaison between the New York State-level senior staff members with regard to improving cross systems collaborations. The RiTAT is committed to sharing information and delivering quality technical assistance and consultation to agencies and counties which will enable them to achieve better outcomes for children, youth and families. As collaborative initiatives have grown at the state level, it became evident that leadership and resources at both the state and county level were necessary. Collective and shared knowledge and expertise of the team are used to maximize efforts, avoid duplication and help support evidence-based programming.
View Regional Interagency Technical Assistance Teams (RiTATs) using our MSNavigator Mapping Tool.
The United States Department of Education, in collaboration with SAMHSA, has identified 15 guiding principles to help ensure that schools are safe and healthy learning environments for ALL students. This document does not set forth any new requirements, does not create or confer any rights for or on any person, but provides guiding principles to assist schools in developing and implementing policies and procedures related to restrain and seclusion.