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Burley, Hansel; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Marbley, Aretha Faye; Deason, Christopher – Gifted Child Today, 2010
Resilience refers to positive adaptation in the face of present or past adversity. It is the "ordinary magic" that rises from the minds of children and their families as they interact with their communities. Gonzales (2003) defined three major components of Resiliency Theory: (1) risk factors; (2) protective factors; and (3) developmental assets.…
Descriptors: African American Children, Poverty, Gifted, College Preparation
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Little, Tim; Henderson, Jessica; Pedersen, Peggy; Stonecipher, Linda – Health Education Journal, 2010
Background: The purpose of this study was to gain insights into the perceptions and attitudes about teen pregnancy among high school students in a rural area with high teen pregnancy rates. Methods: Five focus groups were conducted with: (1) females in 9th-10th grades; (2) females in 11th-12th grades; (3) males in 9th-10th grades; (4) males in…
Descriptors: Females, Focus Groups, Pregnancy, Rural Areas