|February 14 - 20, 2000
The Council For Educators of At-Risk and Delinquent Youth (CEARDY) is a professional organization of educators who teach in non-traditional educational settings such as detention and corrections facilities, alternative schools, residential, day treatment, and mental health placements.
The mission of CEARDY is to foster collaboration among professionals who provide services to at-risk and delinquent youth. Educators do not provide services to at-risk and delinquent youth in isolation. Typically they collaborate as members of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of professionals from the fields of juvenile justice, education, mental health, psychology, social work, etc. CEARDY hopes to foster this collaboration by affiliating with professional organizations representing related disciplines.
“I hope that it does provide a voice for unheard educators and children. Then I hope it does provide a network for people working with at-risk youth,” said Farryll Brown, Principal of State Agency Children's Programs for Kentucky, Co-Chair and founding member of CEARDY.
“Our [teachers] chances of helping them (at-risk youth) are so much better than anyone else,” said Brown, who believes that educating these youth has such a focused mission. When the youth come to alternative schools -- they come everyday; they come sober; and they are clean, which Brown, who taught juveniles in Kentucky’s maximum security facility or 12 years before moving into administrative roles, believes helps the cause.
For further information about CEARDY contact either:
Brown, Co-Chair, CEARDY
White, Co-Chair, CEARDY
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