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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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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