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Kostina-Ritchey, Erin; Velez-Gomez, Paulina; Dodd, Sara L. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The present study is the first reported analysis of participant data from an afterschool leadership development program targeting the elementary to middle school transition for fifth-grade students. Data were collected from 2012 to 2015 from 261 adolescents who self-selected to participate in the afterschool program and provided parental…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, After School Programs, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Benson, Peter L.; Leffert, Nancy; Scales, Peter C.; Blyth, Dale A. – Applied Developmental Science, 2012
The role of community in child and adolescent development is emerging as a significant area of theoretical inquiry, research, and application. This article describes the development and utilization of a comprehensive community change effort designed to increase the attention of all community members toward strengthening core developmental…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Change Strategies, Adolescents, Community Change
Jackson, Courtney – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The transitional period between elementary and middle school remains an area of concern for educators. Many middle schools are plagued with retention issues, core class failures, increased discipline problems, and decreased attendance rates among students during their transitional period. The issues increase for students labeled as at-risk…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Research Design, Discipline Problems, Middle Schools
Richardson, Julia G. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this program evaluation was to examine the influences of the Link Crew Transitional program upon transition to ninth grade and the promotion of the developmental assets of bonding to school, safety, caring school climate, and positive peer influences. The research design for this evaluation was qualitative. Focus groups were…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Caring, Program Evaluation, Focus Groups
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Perez, William – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
On June 21, 2017, the fields of Latinx Psychology, Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, and education lost a trailblazing researcher, teacher, and mentor. Dr. Raymond Buriel made significant contributions to the study of acculturation and adjustment of Mexican immigrant families, with a special emphasis on the characteristics of immigrant students that are…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Immigrants, Student Characteristics
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Lee, Diane Sookyoung; Dang, Tina G.; Ulibas-Pascual, Jennifer; Gordon Biddle, Kimberly A.; Heller de Leon, Brian; Elliott, Deborah; Gorter, Josiah – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a local afterschool program in helping underserved elementary school students improve their reading achievement. The study followed a cohort of students with 28 participants who were low-income, ethnic minority children in the 1st-6th grades between the ages of 6 and 12. Data on…
Descriptors: Homework, Prediction, After School Programs, Ethnic Groups
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Scales, Peter C. – Professional School Counseling, 2005
Search Institute has identified 40 Developmental Assets[TM] that are building blocks of healthy development and success for children and adolescents. Young people's experience of most of these developmental assets declines over the middle school years. In this article, research is described showing the prevalence and impact of developmental assets…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Counselors, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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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
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Lowman, Jennifer L.; Martin, Sally S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
In this paper, we examine the influences of two settings--home and child care--on the development of children's speaking and listening skills before they begin formal schooling. We propose that a developmental assets approach, one that focuses on strengths of these settings, can help our understanding of the development of young children's…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Preschool Children, Listening Skills, Language Acquisition
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Thompson, R. Bruce; Corsello, Maryann; McReynolds, Samuel; Conklin-Powers, Bernice – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2013
In this study, we explored socioeconomic status (SES) and family structure as predictors of resiliencies among "at-risk" youth before and after participating in schools-based mentoring programs. Twenty-four youths (13 girls) aged 13-18 ("M" = 16.21, SD = 1.76) participated. Youths completed pre- and post-test…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Status, Resilience (Psychology), Mentors
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
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Zullig, Keith J.; Ward, Rose Marie; King, Keith A.; Patton, Jon M.; Murray, Karen A. – Assessment, 2009
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the reliability and validity of eight developmental asset measures among a stratified, random sample (N = 540) of college students to guide health promotion efforts. The sample was randomly split to produce exploratory and confirmatory samples for factor analysis using principal axis factoring and…
Descriptors: College Students, Health Promotion, Structural Equation Models, Factor Analysis
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Preus, Betty; Payne, Rachel; Wick, Carly; Glomski, Emily – High School Journal, 2016
This study examines why a group of students representing two high schools became involved in an activist organization, the benefits they gained as a result, the impact they had on their school and community, and their recommendations for how school personnel can foster civic engagement in young people. The student-led group campaigned for a school…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, High School Students, Student Empowerment, Student Leadership
Atkiss, Katy; Moyer, Matthew; Desai, Mona; Roland, Michele – American Journal of Health Education, 2011
Health problems such as sexually transmitted infections and diabetes continue to rise, especially among African American and Hispanic adolescents in low-income communities. Youth development programs are an effective public health response, benefiting participants, the programs that serve them, and their community. Purpose: To explore the efficacy…
Descriptors: Adolescents, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Health
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