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ERIC Number: ED534791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-5992-4
Student Discipline Intervention Strategies: A Case Study of Two Institutions' Processes Utilized to Resolve Misconduct of Students Who Concomitantly Experience a Mental Health Crisis
Dickstein, Gary G.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio University
This study contributes to the research regarding processes and procedures utilized by two institutions of higher education to respond to students who participate in inappropriate behavior and who are concomitantly experiencing a mental health crisis. A case study analysis of two institutions of higher education was used to examine this issue. The institutions studied were located within the Midwest and Southern regions of the United States. Qualitative methodologies including document review, observation and interviews were conducted on each campus studied. Interviews with four professional staff members were conducted from each campus and transcribed. The data obtained was first separated by institution and then using a cross case analysis approach, similarities and dissimilarities were identified and discussed. Multiple common themes were discovered during this study. There is a need for institutions to have available a comprehensive set of processes and procedures that can withstand a legal challenge as well as provide multiple options for addressing student misbehavior. The positive impact of a multidisciplinary crisis response team that is well trained, trusting and collaborative was also realized. Furthermore, the necessity for administrators to be keenly aware of legal renderings such as student privacy issues and under what circumstances it is appropriate to release information to others was also identified in this study. Finally, the need to commit the time and resources necessary to developing a systemic approach to resolving incidents where students misbehave and are also concomitantly experiencing a mental health crisis was verified. Recommendations for practice and areas for future research are also included. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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