- Subject index
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) in schools can be defined in many ways. For example, EBD can be seen as: a set of problems that reside mainly within the individual student; as the result of interactions between social and psychological sub-systems, or as the product of professional discourses that create and maintain the very problems that they purport to identify and solve. Clough and Garner's Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties sheds light on all of these perspectives and reveals the enormous complexity and diversity of what is termed "EBD". In doing this, the book reveals itself to be both a scholarly and practical resource that will be indispensable to anyone seeking insight and direction for understanding and responding to EBD in the 21st century.
Chapter 18: Advocacy for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Advocacy for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
The notion of advocacy is a concept familiar to those who work with youth with disabilities and their families or other youngsters who may be considered as having special needs. After all many, if not most, of the services and programs that are in place today are there as a result of the committed work of advocates who may have been challenging the status quo of their time to seek and secure services for a population of individuals who may have been perceived by many as undeserving of special considerations (Gray and Noakes, 1998). The readers of this volume represent different countries of our world in which advocacy struggles have ...