Level 5 - Wraparound Support
1. One thing to implement in level 5 can be a Bully Prevention program like Breaking Down the Walls. This particular program has been pretty effectual in the communities that they are in. Bullying starts to decrease and a community grows. Watch the video below to learn more about it: (Boyte, 2010)
2. Villa, Thousand, & Nevin write that "The process for increasing support to repeat visitors to the Planning Room... is an example of intensive, individualized wraparound support." While most students never get to this support level, and those that do are mostly IEPs and 504s, there are still some who need the extra support and time to figure out what is making them act in a certain way. Often times they need a wide support group to help them out with their challenges. For the non-special cases, I think we should have a class or elective where the teachers and academic coaches where there is some behavioral inquiry into the student and he life outside school. The sooner we find the problem, the soon he would fix it now. (Villa, Thousand, & Nevin, 2010)
3. Finally, as Classen & Classen write, there are meetings you can call to address the issue at hand. While I agree with his main idea, I would slightly modify it. He talks about:
- Family Conferences (Classen & Classen, 2008)
- Parent/Teacher - Discussing conflicts with the parents or guardians to enlighten them of the situation. Suggesting collective strategies as well as gaining input from the parents' perspectives.
- Parent/Teacher/Counselor - Likewise adding another party but with the absence of administrative authority to further broaden behavioral perspectives and approaches.
- Parent/Teacher/Administrators - Under urgent pretenses or violations of educational code but maintaining progressive attitude. Further broadening input of effective strategies.