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Continuing Education:

Addressing Barriers to Learning
New Directions for Mental Health in Schools

Glossary of Key Terms, Acronyms, and Laws

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Those interested in psychosocial and mental health concerns encounter a host of specialized terms, acronyms, and references to legislation. In this brief glossary listing, you will find references to the sources from which the resources were drawn should you want to pursue more extensive glossaries.

Included here are: Excerpts from: American Psychiatric Glossary (seventh edition; 1994) published by the American Psychiatric Press (Washington, DC) a glossary of acronyms and laws related to emotional and behavior disorders compiled by the Institute for Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders, Arden Hills, MN.

The following is a sampling of key terms from the American Psychiatric Glossary (7th edition, edited by Jane Edgerton and Robert Campbell, III [1994]. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc. It provides a user-friendly definition for quick referral. For a more extensive listing of terms, see the original source.


Key Terms Related to Mental Health and Psychosocial Problems

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Glossary of Acronyms and Laws For Special Educators
Of Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

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Federal Laws for Educators of Students
with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Federal Laws