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Kenny, Alex; Ghale, Baljeet – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
At the recent National Union of Teachers' conference the role of the Prevent strategy and the introduction of "British Values" in the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills framework emerged as key issues for delegates. Two of the speeches made at the conference are presented here.
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Role, Prevention, Values
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Lyytinen, Heikki – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2014
A fundamental skill for growth and improvement in modern society is the ability to read--a skill still denied to many millions of children across the globe. A number of factors share the responsibility for this dilemma. In developing countries, most potential readers live under conditions where instruction is non-optimal or even unavailable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Children, Reading Difficulties
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Hobin, Erin P.; Hayward, Sarah; Riley, Barbara; Di Ruggiero, Erica; Birdsell, Judy – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2012
Population and public health research has been shifting from describing factors that shape health to an interrogation of the processes and outcomes underpinning policy and programme interventions. This shift has given rise to acknowledging population health intervention research (PHIR) as a distinct field of study in Canada. Given that PHIR aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Population Education, Health Education
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Westefeld, John S. – Counseling Psychologist, 2011
This article presents a speech by John S. Westefeld, president of the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. In his speech, Westefeld thanked the members for the opportunity of being able to serve as president for the past year and shared how he entered the field of counseling psychology. He also…
Descriptors: Counseling Psychology, Presidents, Professional Associations, Speeches
Communique, 2010
In honor of National School Psychology Week, the NASP Government and Professional Relations (GPR) and Communications committees and NASP staff joined forces on a campaign to help elected officials on Capitol Hill learn about the positive contributions of school psychologists and how their services impact student mental health and learning. This…
Descriptors: International Schools, School Psychologists, Academic Achievement, School Psychology
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Carvajal, Scott C.; Baumler, Elizabeth; Harrist, Ronald B.; Parcel, Guy S. – Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2001
Describes the use of multilevel models (MLMs) for studies in which individuals are randomized by groups to treatment condition. Uses data from the Safer Choices study, an evaluation of a theory-based multi-component program to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, to illustrate the application of MLMs for both continuous and…
Descriptors: Groups, Intervention, Models, Pregnancy
Major, Linda; Workman, Tom – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2000
Describes the "NU Directions" program of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1 of 10 programs administered by the American Medical Association to use campus-community coalitions and a comprehensive approach to crate change and reduce collegiate high-risk drinking. Discusses the challenges, benefits, and lessons learned in creating this…
Descriptors: Drinking, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Prevention
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Rosenberg, Mark L. – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1995
Discusses ways of reducing violence in America involving the integration of scientific approaches and youth violence intervention and community programs that address both family and social environments. The paper argues that these efforts exemplify the notion that violence is more a product of racism and poverty than of race. (GR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research
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Mondragon, Delfi – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1995
Presents a model that combines patient medical history and physical examination as a risk-assessment model for gang violence risk and as a tool in promoting violence prevention. The paper explains the evaluation methodology and criteria and offers examples of questioning techniques designed to obtain assessment information. (GR)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups
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Chavis, David M. – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1995
Explores the most effective strategy roles that coalitions can play in the prevention of complex, entrenched, social and health problems such as violence, alcoholism, and other substance abuse problems. The paper also outlines the key internal capacities a coalition will need in order to establish a support system for prevention initiatives. (GR)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Community Action, Community Cooperation, Delinquency
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Peters, Sheila; And Others – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1991
Peer counselors and staff members describe the "I Have a Future" Program at Meharry Medical College in Nashville (Tennessee). This program focuses on pregnancy prevention by providing education, health care, and increased life options; social skills training; an entrepreneurial program; and separate classes for African-American youth.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Youth, Blacks, Community Programs
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White, Michaele P. – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1995
Discusses a comprehensive, youth-violence-prevention program in New York City called The Door--A Center of Alternatives. This holistic program addresses the root causes of youth violence such as alienation and lack of empowerment. The Door provides life-skills training and services related to the consequences of poverty, unemployment, low levels…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Delinquency, Economically Disadvantaged, Holistic Approach
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Greene, Lorraine Williams; And Others – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1995
Describes and evaluates an adolescent health promotion program that uses the Nguzo Saba and African philosophy to address violence and attitudes that reinforce the use of violence. Results from public housing adolescent reports indicate that the Nguzo Saba had a strong, positive influence resulting in fewer delinquent/violent acts. (GR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Afrocentrism, Blacks, Cultural Influences
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Garcia, Fred – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1995
Describes the National Drug Control Strategy's nine-pronged approach in addressing drug abuse, which includes the formation of partnerships between federal, state, and local governments and the private and public sectors. The strategy includes prevention initiatives, individualized treatment programs for high-risk groups, education aimed at…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Rehabilitation, Economically Disadvantaged
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Marshall, Joseph E., Jr. – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1995
Describes a three-tiered approach that the Omega Boys Club of San Francisco uses to help stop violence among inner-city youth. Essential steps of the plan are to provide appropriate information through effective communication channels, to show youth alternative ways of living that allow them to release their negative behavior, and to teach them…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Inner City, Juvenile Gangs, Mass Media
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