2018 CCBD Call for Nominations


Click the following links to find out how to nominate someone for the following award competitions:

Carl Fenichel Memorial Research Award


Outstanding Professional Performance Award


Outstanding Leadership Award


CCBD Regional Teacher of the Year (Southeast Area)



Behavioral Disorders (BDH) Manuscript of the Year

Vulnerable Decision Points for Disproportionate Office Discipline Referrals:

Comparisons of Discipline for African American and White Elementary School Students

by: Keith Smolkowski*, Erik J. Girvan*, Kent Mcintosh*, Rhonda N. T. Nese, Robert H. Horner (* in podcast)

Vol 41, Issue 4, 2016


Racial disparities in rates of exclusionary school discipline are well documented and seemingly intractable. However, emerging theories on implicit bias show promise in identifying effective interventions. In this study, we used school discipline data from 1,666 elementary schools and 483,686 office discipline referrals to identify specific situations in which disproportionality was more likely. Results were largely consistent with our theoretical model, indicating increased racial and gender disproportionality for subjectively defined behaviors, in classrooms, and for incidents classified as more severe. The time of day also substantially affected disproportionality. These findings can be used to pinpoint specific student-teacher interactions for intervention.


Click here to access Teacher Resources page for podcast of the authors discussing their research

(Thanks to Bryan Cook and Daniel Maggin [BDH Co-Editors] and  Shayna Citrenbaum [SAGE Publishing])



7th World Conference on Violence in Schools and Public Policies
7th Biennial Conference of the Quebec Committee for Youth with Behavioural Difficulties(CQJDC)




Click here to submit abstracts



4th Annual

Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Conference

October 26-28, 2017 
Tempe, AZ


All proposals must be submitted by July 1, 2017.

Click the link below to submit:
TECBD 2017 Proposal Submission





How to join CCBD

Award Nominations
World Conference on Violence in Schools and Public Policies
CCBD Journal Announcement
CCBD Foundation Grants & Funding

2017 TECBD / CCBD Conference

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CCBD is calling for nominations for four open Executive Committee positions. Full descriptions of each office are available. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


After several years of careful consideration and planning, we are pleased to announce and celebrate the transition of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) Journals, Behavioral Disorders (BD) and Beyond Behavior, to the Hammill Institute on Disabilities (a non-profit, public charity).  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


The CCBD Professional Development Committee is proud to partner with the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Conference to offer exciting new programming at TECBD this year. TECBD will be held at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, AZ October 20-22, 2016. The keynote for this year's conference is CCBD member, Greg Benner. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

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