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“SWIFT in 60” films now available!

by | Oct 24, 2014

What does inclusive school transformation look like? We can show you! Dan Habib has created 10 short “SWIFT in 60” films for the SWIFT Center that portray educational practices in inclusive schools. Learn more about them in the latest blog post on SWIFT Talk.

The SWIFT Center is a national K-8 technical assistance center for academic and behavioral support that promotes achievement for all students, including students with disabilities and those with the most extensive needs. The new “SWIFT in 60” films focus on:

-Strong and Engaged Site Leadership
-Strong Educator Support System
-Inclusive Academic Instruction
-Inclusive Behavior Instruction
-Fully Integrated Organizational Structure
-Strong and Positive School Culture
-Trusting Family Partnerships
-Strong LEA/School Relationship
and
-LEA Policy Framework

For more information on the SWIFT Center, visit swiftschools.org

AMONG ADOLESCENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS, 70 PERCENT DO NOT RECEIVE THE CARE THEY NEED.

More than two million young people in the United States have emotional/behavioral disabilities.

YOUTH WITH EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE ARE 13 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL COMPARED TO STUDENTS WITH OTHER DISABILITIES.
ONE IN 10 YOUTH IN THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCE A MENTAL DISORDER SEVERE ENOUGH TO LIMIT DAILY FUNCTIONING IN THE FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY SETTING.

DROPOUTS FROM THE CLASS OF 2008 WILL COST THE NATION MORE THAN $319 BILLION IN LOST WAGES OVER THE COURSE OF THEIR LIFETIMES.

INCREASING THE GRADUATION AND COLLEGE MATRICULATION RATES OF MALE STUDENTS BY FIVE PERCENT COULD LEAD TO COMBINED SAVINGS AND REVENUE OF ALMOST $8 BILLION EACH YEAR IN REDUCED CRIME-RELATED COSTS.