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October 2005Vol. 6, No. 8Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice Website

The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice (CECP), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, supports a reoriented national preparedness to foster the development and adjustment of children with, or at risk of developing, serious emotional disturbance. The CECP promotes this mission by facilitating collaborations at Federal, State, and local levels for the production, exchange, and use of knowledge about effective practices. The CECP website provides information on issues such as child welfare, cultural competence, juvenile justice, mental health, schools and special education, and more. The mini-webs provide further information on topics such as promising practices in children's mental health, functional behavioral assessment, and strength-based assessment. Learn more about CECP at