Dr. JoAnne Malloy Is Keynote Presenter at Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders

February 27, 2017

Dr. Joanne Malloy

DURHAM, N.H. – On Friday, February 24, 2017, JoAnne M. Malloy, Ph.D., a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute on Disability gave the keynote presentation at the 2017 Midwest Symposium for Leadership In Behavior Disorders in Kansas City, MO.

Her keynote session “Serving Youth with Significant, Intensive and Complex Emotional/Behavioral Needs” was one of four short “TED Talk-like” presentations focused on students who have the most challenging and complex behavior problems and promising ways to support them.

She spoke alongside Richard Van Acker, Ed.D., Vernon Jones, Ph.D., and Daniel Stewart, J.D. Ph.D. Later Dr. Malloy presented “Building Resilience: Connecting the Environment, Brain Development, and Human Behavior” in a breakout session. For the past thirty-five years, this Symposium has addressed cutting-edge issues of interest to professionals working with students with emotional/behavioral disorders and autism spectrum disorders throughout the Midwest.

“It was an honor to be invited to share information in such a unique forum about the critical need to address social/emotional learning in schools.” explains Dr. Malloy.

JoAnne M. Malloy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Malloy has directed several state and federally-funded youth transition, employment and dropout prevention projects with a focus on youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. In 1996, she worked with colleagues at UNH and Keene State College to develop a transition planning and support model for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, known as RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, Natural supports, Education, and Work). RENEW has since been replicated in educational, mental health, school and juvenile detention settings across the United States, producing positive educational, vocational, and behavioral health outcomes. For more information visit www.renew.unh.edu.

The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. Its mission is to promote full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons by strengthening communities and advancing policy and systems change, promising practices, education, and research.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.