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About DEBH

As one of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)'s 18 Special Interest Divisions, the mission of the Division for Emotional and Behavioral Health (DEBH) is to support the learning and growth of students with behavioral and/or emotional disorders.

The Division for Emotional and Behavioral Health (DEBH) is an international community of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children and youth with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders. DEBH offers support and recognition to those individuals who are new to the field and those with longstanding dedication to student success.

DEBH 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.
  • Extending critical professional support to our colleagues in these endeavors, the members of DEBH.

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Mission Statement

As a Special Interest Division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) is dedicated to supporting the professional development and enhancing the expertise of those who work on behalf of children with challenging behavior and their families. CCBD is committed to students who are identified as having emotional and behavioral disorders and those whose behavior puts them at risk for failure in school, home, and/or community. CCBD supports prevention of problem behavior and enhancement of social, emotional, and educational well-being of all children and youth.

 

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Last Updated:  16 November, 2021

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