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Behavior Management

General Information and Classroom Management Strategies

Behavior Managemant Newsletter (CSMH)
A newsletter created by the CSMH for the Prince George's County School Mental Health Initiative, on the topic of behavior management.  General information on conducting a functional behavior assessment, addressing aggressive behaviors in the classroom, and quick tips and suggestions for managing student behavior is discussed.

Behavior Modification in the Classroom (LD Online)
A great resource for teachers and parents on popular approaches in successful management of student behavior in the classroom.

Common Behavior Problems at School: A Natural Opportunity for Social and Emotional Learning (UCLA SMHP)
Discusses steps to take before and after misbehavior occurs to enhance the social and emotional learning experience of the student.

Communicating with Students to Increase Academic Success (CSMH)
This PowerPoint presentation is designed to help school staff communicate posivitely and effectively with students.

Effective Strategies to Address Disruptive Behaviors (CSMH)
This PowerPoint presentation provides information on effectively addressing disruptive students at each level of the Acting Out Cycle.

Evaluating the Educational Needs of Children with Mental Health Conditions (
Provides detailed information on performing an education evaluation, including a sample evaluation request letter, and specific guidelines for families, school staff, and school clinicians.

Ideas for Low-Cost/No Cost Incentives (CSMH)
This document offers a wide range of ideas on how to provide affordable incentives to encourage good behavior in the classroom.

Managing Classroom Behavior: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)
A quick sheet identifying ways school clinicans can work with educators to address classroom management difficulties.  A list of links to additional resources is also provided.

School Based Intervention: Symptoms and Strategies (
A very useful website that guides educators on how to select and apply interventions in the classroom that address specific symptoms of mental health disorders.

Strategies for Working with Aggressive Children: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)
This sheet provides several strategies and a list of resources about working with aggressive students.

Targeting Home-School Collaboration for Students with ADHD (LD Online)
Information on how to successfully collaborate with the school in supporting your child's IEP goals in the classroom and at home

Treatment Planning in Children and Adolescents (CSMH)
A guide providing a list of suggested long-term and short-term goals for students.  This guide is excellent for clinicians to keep on hand, as each type of difficulty is addressed individually.

Creating a Daily Report Card
A daily report card is a tool to designed to decrease unwanted behavior by setting up daily and long-term goals and rewards to motivate children to behave correctly.

Creating a Daily Report Card for the Home (Center for Children and Families)
This guide is designed for parents to use with children who have ADHD, or who have behavioral difficulties in the home. 

Daily Report Cards:  Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)
A guide developed by the CSMH in collaboration with MSMHA that introduces clinicians to the daily report card for behavior difficulties in school.  Examples and resources are provided.

How to Establish a Daily Report Card (American Academy of Pediatrics & NICHQ)
This guide on establishing a daily report card provides excellent details for each step of the process.  Possible problems and suggested solutions are also discussed.

School-Home Daily Report Card Resource Packet (Center for Children and Families)
This ten-page worksheet is designed to help clinicians and educators set up a school-home daily report card for students with ADHD.