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Position Papers

Read DEBH's stance on key issues impacting students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders.

DEBH Practitioner Journal: Beyond Behavior

Video Series: Academic and Behavior Corner


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Teacher Educators of Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) Conference

Teacher Educators of Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) Conference  The annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) conference is the premier educational research conference for teacher educators working with children and youth with severe behavioral disorders. The 2022 TECBD Conference will be a hybrid event. The agenda will include workshops, strands, and general sessions delivered in a variety of formats.

  • In-person at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel November 16-17
  • Virtually on November 18


DEBH Foundation & Awards 2024 Announcement 

  • As educators and researchers, fall is a time to start thinking about the upcoming academic year. Is there a project you would like funding for? A professional development opportunity you would like to attend? Additional funds to help pay for your education? The DEBH Foundation & Awards has multiple grants and scholarships. See flyer and links for more information and submission.

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Join DEBH to get resources and information for those who work on behalf of students with challenging behavior.

BehaviorNow Podast

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Listen to DEBH's podcast on evidence-based practices to support children with behavior challenges.

Connect With Your Local DEBH

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Connect with other educators in your area who specialize in emotional and/or behavioral disorders.

Who We Are

As a Special Interest Division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Division for Emotional and Behavioral Health (DEBH) is a community of educators dedicated to supporting students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders and those whose behavior puts them at risk for failure in school, home, or community.

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