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2014 Affective Needs Conference
Friday, January 31, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MST)
The Colorado Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
2014 Affective Needs Conference
AND 30th Anniversary Reception!
At the Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec St. Denver
Please join us for a reception with Dr. Van Acker January 30th from 6-8p.m.
Hors' d'oeuvres will be served with cash bar. CCCBD members are free. Non-members $20
We will be holding the conference even if there is snow on the roads!!
Conference: January 31, 2014
Registration from 7:30 to 8:30
Conference from 8:00 to 4:00
Visit our website for more information: www.colorado-ccbd.org
The Colorado Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders and the Colorado Department of Education is sponsoring a one-day skill-building and awareness-level conference on meeting the affective needs of students. This conference will be beneficial for any professional who works with students with significant affective needs in a school environment, as well as those who are preparing for a career in this field. The conference will focus on the social, emotional and behavioral needs of all students, with a strong focus on “Tier 2 and Tier 3” information and interventions.
This year we are proud to announce our Keynote Speaker will be:
Dr. Van Acker began his career as a child care worker at Covenant Children's Home and Family Services in Princeton, IL, where he focused on working with children with emotional and behavioral disorders. As a result of his interest in working with troubled youth, Dr. Van Acker obtained his teaching certification in special education. From this, Dr. Van Acker began working as an educator at Covenant Children's Home and Family Services, as well as at Princeton High School working with students in both special education and general population systems. He was later promoted to the position of Director of Program Services and Program Development. He went on to become the Clinical Director of Guardian Angel Children's Home in Peoria, Illinois. Later he taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the Clinical Child Care Program at the College of St. Francis. Dr. Van Acker was also a founding member and vice president of the Illinois Child Care Worker Association, a group working to improve the quality of services to children and adolescents in residential facilities.
Dr. Van Acker's early research focused on self-stimulatory and self-injurious behaviors, methods for teaching children with severe disabilities, Rett Syndrome, and computer-based technologies for data collection in naturalistic observational settings. Dr. Van Acker has also examined the violent and aggressive behaviors of children and adolescents, in the context of prevention and intervention strategies. He studied social interactions of children who are deemed "at risk" for the development of antisocial behaviors, as well as successful classroom and school-based strategies to prevent such behaviors. Furthermore, he conducted extensive research investigating the relationship between teacher's behaviors, attitudes, and/or teaching styles and the inadvertent reinforcement of undesirable behaviors. More recently, Dr. Van Acker has focused his research on cognitive behavioral interventions for children with emotional and behavioral disorders within schools, as well as the social status, popularity, and social networks amongst children with and without emotional and behavioral disorders.
3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
Conference rate on hotel is $109 per night (King or Double).
Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by January 5, 2014 at
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