ERIC Number: EJ746413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 3
Academic Enhancement Site
DeJong, Judith A.; Holder, Stanley R.
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, v13 n2 p123-151 2006
This off-reservation boarding school serves over 600 students in grades 4-12; approximately 85% of the students reside in campus dormitories. After having documented significant improvement on a number of outcomes during a previous High Risk Youth Prevention demonstration grant, the site submitted a Therapeutic Residential Model proposal, requesting funding to continue successful elements developed under the demonstration grant and to expand mental health services. The site received Therapeutic Residential Model funding for school year 2001-2002. Once funds were received, the site chose to shift Therapeutic Residential Model funds to an intensive academic enhancement effort. While not in compliance with the Therapeutic Residential Model initiative and therefore not funded in subsequent years, this site created the opportunity to enhance the research design by providing a naturally occurring placebo condition at a site with extensive cross-sectional data baselines that addressed issues related to current federal educational policies. (Contains 4 tables, 31 figures and 1 footnote.)
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Middle Schools, High School Students, Program Proposals, Financial Support, Mental Health Programs, Research Design, Educational Policy, Therapeutic Environment, Program Evaluation
American Indian and Alaska Native Programs. University of Colorado Health Services Center, P.O. Box 6508, Mail Stop F800, Aurora, CO 80045-0508. Tel: 303-724-1414; Fax: 303-724-1474; Web site: http://www2.uchsc.edu/ai/ncaianmhr/journal_home.asp.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001