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Hartwig, Elizabeth Kjellstrand – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The XY-Zone program is a leadership and peer support program that guides adolescent males as they journey into manhood. This mixed methods study examined the influence of the XY-Zone program on developmental assets and academic markers of males in grades nine through 12 who were identified as youth at risk of dropping out of school. Results…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Peer Influence, Adolescents, Males
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Scales, Peter C.; Benson, Peter L.; Dershem, Larry; Fraher, Kathleen; Makonnen, Raphael; Nazneen, Shahana; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Titus, Sarah – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
"Kishoree Kontha" ("Adolescent Girls' Voices") was implemented in Bangladeshi villages to build the developmental assets (e.g., support from others, social competencies) of rural girls through peer education in social skills, literacy, and school learning. The Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) measured the project's impact on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Womens Education, Access to Education
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Dobmeier, Robert A. – Professional School Counseling, 2011
This article identifies the Search Institute's Developmental Assets, character education, and the ASCA National Model's Competency Indicators as education-based programs in which spirituality is accessed for children to enhance resiliency. The author presents school counselor interventions based on these three programs that mutually support…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Religious Factors, Counseling, School Counselors
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Cheeley, Taylor – Children & Schools, 2016
Educational policies require the use of data and progress monitoring frameworks to guide instruction and intervention in schools. As a result, different problem-solving models such as multitiered systems of supports (MTSS) have emerged that use these frameworks to improve student outcomes. However, problem-focused models emphasize negative…
Descriptors: Youth, Youth Programs, Nutrition, Outcomes of Education
Kraayenbrink, Andrew; Skaar, Nicole; Clopton, Kerri – Communique, 2018
Mindfulness has been shown to have positive effects on constructs related to resilience and protective factors by providing a means through which to decrease ruminative response and reduce stress and promote well-being. Although mindfulness has not been adequately researched within the school setting as a protective factor against the negative…
Descriptors: Metacognition, At Risk Students, Resilience (Psychology), Barriers
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Fisher, Celia B.; Busch-Rossnagel, Nancy A.; Jopp, Daniela S.; Brown, Joshua L. – Applied Developmental Science, 2012
In this article we present a vision of applied developmental science (ADS) as a means of promoting social justice and socio-political well-being. This vision draws upon the field's significant accomplishments in identifying and strengthening developmental assets in marginalized youth communities, understanding the effects of poverty and racial…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Discrimination, Social Sciences, Child Development
McDaniel, Marla; Courtney, Mark E.; Pergamit, Michael R.; Lowenstein, Christopher – Urban Institute, 2014
Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need multiple supports to navigate the challenges they face. Over the past three decades, federal child welfare policy has significantly increased the availability of those supports. In 1999, the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program was created, increasing the amount of funds potentially…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Independent Living, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Mumford, Vincent E.; Shillingford, M. Ann; Serra-Roldan, Rut – Children & Schools, 2007
Since the enactment of the federally funded Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) program, students considered at risk of school failure have received increasing attention. Identification and treatment of students considered at risk often emphasize the risk behaviors themselves. The traditional medical model assumes there is a disease entity or…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Prevention, Intervention, School Psychologists
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Rose, Hilary A. – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2006
An asset-based approach is being championed by the field of child and youth care work, focusing on strengths as opposed to weaknesses, assets as opposed to deficits. This article highlights the Search Institute's theoretically-based and empirically-supported model of developmental assets (Benson, Leffert, Scales, & Blyth, 1998; Scales, Benson,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Care, Models, Intervention
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Martin, Sally S.; Bennett, Kymberley K. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2010
Using a developmental assets framework, we examined the influences of family resources, routines, and stress on preschool-aged children's emerging literacy development. Data were collected from 85 children as well as from their parents. Using path analysis, the results revealed that the more regular the routines in the household, the more likely…
Descriptors: Reading Interests, Preschool Children, Path Analysis, Emergent Literacy
Carlisle, Mariko – Canadian Journal of Education, 2011
This action research project was designed to have the majority of middle school students engage in healthy relationships with their peers and teachers as the data suggested the need for improved interactions with others. Students contributed to team building lessons; implemented school community service learning projects; participated in an…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mentors, Action Research, Service Learning
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Abel, Eileen Mazur; Greco, Michele – Research on Social Work Practice, 2008
Objective: This article describes the process and outcomes of an abstinence-orientated empowerment program that was delivered to an adolescent multicultural population. Method: The study employed a time-limited pretest-posttest OXO design with an N of 130 drawn from youth in public schools from fifth grade to ninth grade. A paired-samples t test…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Empowerment, Adolescents
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Petersen, Douglas B.; Spencer, Trina D. – Topics in Language Disorders, 2016
Oral narratives are a commonly used, meaningful means of communication that reflects academic language. New state curriculum standards include narrative-related language expectations for young school-age children, including story grammar and complex language. This article provides a review of preschool narrative-based language intervention…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Narration, Intervention, Grammar
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Becker, Emily Ann; Watry-Christian, Meghan; Simmons, Amanda; Van Eperen, Ashleigh – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2016
This review explores the evidence in support of using video modeling for teaching children with autism. The process of implementing video modeling, the use of various perspectives, and a wide range of target skills are addressed. Additionally, several helpful clinician resources including handheld device applications, books, and websites are…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Modeling (Psychology), Video Technology, Children
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Broderick, Patricia C.; Frank, Jennifer L. – New Directions for Youth Development, 2014
During adolescence, young people are traversing exciting and also challenging stages in their development. Mindfulness, if taught in a developmentally appropriate way, has the potential to be an asset in adolescents' lives. Developmentally appropriate approaches of mindfulness intervention during adolescence need to consider adolescents'…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Perception, Intervention, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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