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Regan, Mary Elana – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Youth violence in the city of Philadelphia, PA, has reached epidemic proportions. The majority of homicides related to gun violence is most prevalent among African American males aged 19 to 24 years. Therefore, it is essential to implement youth violence prevention programs to a target population several years younger than this age group to…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Weapons, Charter Schools, Violence
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Jannone, Laura; O'Connell, Kathleen A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine coping strategies used by teens as they attempted to quit smoking. The teens were attending a school-based cessation program titled "Quit 2 Win" that was offered in four high schools. This study examined situations in which teens were tempted to smoke. The study compares coping strategies teens reported in…
Descriptors: Smoking, School Nurses, Coping, High School Students
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Streng, Nancy J. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
Student health advocates (SHAs) are high school students who, under the supervision of the school nurse, provide health education and health promotion activities to other students via a peer education model. This 3-year follow-up study explored how the SHA experience influences career choice and attitudes of the participants. It also examined what…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Career Choice, Followup Studies
Shelton, Carla F.; James, Edward L. – Corwin Press, 2004
The recent wave of accountability reform movements has largely overlooked the needs of middle and high school counselors, yet has generated daunting pressure for guidance programs to be standards-based and data-driven. Written from the perspective of a practicing, certified counselor, this guide contains essential information needed to implement…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Comprehensive Programs, Career Education, Stress Management