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Furlong, Michael J.; Ritchey, Kristin M.; O'Brennan, Lindsey M. – California School Psychologist, 2009
Resilience and other positive psychological constructs are gaining attention among school psychologists. Theoretically, external assets (e.g., support from caring adults, participation in meaningful activities) help to meet youths' basic developmental needs, which, in turn, promote the growth of internal assets (e.g., ability to problem solve,…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Surveys, Psychometrics, Evaluation
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Morrison, Gale M.; Brown, Megan; D'Incau, Barbara; O'Farrell, Stacy Larson; Furlong, Michael J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
A growing body of literature on risk and resilience, school engagement, and positive psychology offers school psychologists new perspectives with which to consider students' progress through school. This literature emphasizes the importance of monitoring student internal and external assets. In this article, a framework is reviewed that highlights…
Descriptors: Student Development, School Psychologists, Personality Traits, Risk
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Jimerson, Shane R.; Sharkey, Jill D.; Furlong, Michael J.; O'Brien, Kathryn M. – California School Psychologist, 2004
Following a review of important factors and considerations among youths displaying behavior problems, this study examined the predictive validity of the Santa Barbara Assets and Risks Assessment (SB ARA) with a population of European American and Mexican American high-risk adolescents (n = 566). The results of this study provide evidence that the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Recidivism, Mexican Americans, Predictive Validity
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Jimerson, Shane R.; Sharkey, Jill D.; O'Brien, Kathryn M.; Furlong, Michael J. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2004
This study aims to advance our understanding of the assessment of numerous factors associated with recidivism among females and males involved in the juvenile justice system. In particular, this study examined the reliability (i.e., inter-rater) and validity (i.e., construct, criterion, and predictive) of the Santa Barbara Assets and Risks…
Descriptors: Risk, Recidivism, Predictive Validity, Interrater Reliability