Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI)
Centers & Initiatives
US Dept.of Education
Effective January 1, 2008, the Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior (CEBP) became the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, or TACSEI. TACSEI is a continuation and expansion of the work of CEBP. A major change is that TACSEI will now take the enormous amount of research CEBP conducted and synthesized on effective practices and move it into actual, everyday practice by: providing technical assistance (TA) with specific emphasis on behavior and social/emotional development; providing information, products, training and e-learning opportunities on evidence-based practices and the Pyramid Model of promotion, prevention and intervention; synthesizing and disseminating research findings on evidence-based practices for children and families served by IDEA; documenting factors in model programs that lead to the adoption, fidelity, implementation and sustainability of the Pyramid Model practices; and coordinating a cadre of experts that provide consultation to the field.
TACSEI gives decision makers, caregivers and service providers an enhanced awareness and understanding of, and ability to use evidence-based practices for improving the social emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities. TACSEI uses the widely endorsed Pyramid Model framework for promoting social-emotional competence and addressing challenging behavior as the conceptual model to deliver this important information.