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Maintains Positive Interactions

‚ÄčThe behavioral areas embedded in the elementary report card serve the purpose of a broad screening measure for behavioral/mental health issues that may interfere with school success.  Schools should monitor individual, class, grade level, and school trends to determine how to be align resources to meet the behavioral and mental health needs of students. 

A student who is rated "satisfactory" in the area of positive interactions with peers and adults typically exhibits all of most of the following behaviors:
          Shows respect toward others
          Actively listes to others
          Maintains friendships
          Has infrequent conflicts with others

A student who who is rated "unsatisfactory" or "needs improvement" in the area of positive interactions wiht peers and adults typically exhibits all of some of the following behaviors:
           Frequently argues with peers and/or adults
           Frequently fights, threatens, or bullies others
           Frquently bothers others
           Has difficulty resolving conflicts
          Appears socially isolated
          Clings or is overly dependent on others
          Frequently tattles
          Frequently whines

Intervention Central  includes daily behavior report cards, behavior contracts, and interventions to prevent bullying (inlcuding preventing children from becoming targets of bullies).  The National Association of School Psychologists  includes strategies for parenting positive children as well as strategies to address teasing, bullying and social skills.

The following chart provides resources that are specifically linked to areas within the behavioral screening section of the elementary report card.
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