Vision Statement: (adopted by Executive Committee, 1-6-09)
CCBD is an international community of educators which is the voice and vision of special education for children and youth with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders. CCBD is a diverse, vibrant professional organization that works together and with others to ensure that these students are valued and included in all aspects of life. CCBD is a trusted leader in shaping education policy and practice and is globally renowned for its expertise and leadership in:
} Promoting and publishing research that improves policy and practice for children and youth with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders;
} Providing professional development opportunities that improve policy and practice for children and youth with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders;
} Advocating on behalf of individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders and partnering with other organizations and individuals who share this commitment; and
} Extending critical professional support to our colleagues in these endeavors, the members of CCBD.