WS13: Addressing Equity and Disproporitionality and Family Engagement within Behavior Support Efforts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:30 AM–10:30 AM


This session examines how behavior support processes can be a vehicle for addressing equity and disproportionality in discipline (e.g., suspensions) and enhancing family and community engagement. Through lecture, guided exercises, and discussion, participants will develop strategies for using data to assess current strengths and weaknesses of equity and family engagement. Descriptive menus of prevention and intervention strategies will be included to help participants develop school improvement plans that encompass both equity and family engagement.


Randall S. Sprick, PhD, Teaching Strategies, Inc and Safe & Civil Schools, Eugene, OR; Jose L. Torres, PhD, JLT Education and Psychology Consulting, Richardson, TX; Illene Brown Harper, Fort Bend Independent School District, Sugar Land, TX