ERIC Number: ED307516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Support Services for At-Risk Youth. A Resource Packet.
Perez-Selles, Marla E.; Hergert, Leslie F., Ed.
This resource packet describes programs that employ one of 13 different school strategies that support and assist students at risk of failing to complete school. A brief introductory section notes that approximately 25% of all students who enter elementary school will drop out of school before graduation. It reviews characteristics of dropouts, reasons for dropping out, and ways that teachers and school administrators can help these students stay in school. The remainder of the document describes 41 programs that schools, teachers, and community agencies can use as models in tailoring a program for their particular school community. The 41 programs are classified according to the strategies used: (1) academic support; (2) case management; (3) family crisis programs; (4) alternatives to suspension; (5) peer programs; (6) programs for non-English speaking students; (7) curriculum enhancers; (8) counseling; (9) teacher training; (10) health programs; (11) alternative schools/programs; (12) collaboratives; and (13) school mediation. Following a complete list of programs, the major features of each program are presented and contact information provided. The final section of the packet contains a list of selected resources and programs on alternatives in schooling. (NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Social Support Groups, Student Needs
The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, 290 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 (No. 9507-09, $2.25, plus $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.