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Stalker, Katie Cotter – Children & Schools, 2018
Reducing disproportionality in school discipline is a grand challenge for school social work. Although the causes of disproportionality in exclusionary school discipline are interrelated and complex, one solution is to introduce alternatives to suspensions and expulsions that discipline students while keeping them engaged in school. The teen court…
Descriptors: Discipline, Disproportionate Representation, Guidelines, Courts
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Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Paluta, Lauren; Sterling, Karen; Anderson, Carol – Children & Schools, 2018
Using mixed methods, this case study explored outcomes associated with the adoption and implementation of a community schools approach in four Title I schools using the Community Collaboration Model for School Improvement. Trends in school data demonstrate academic achievement improvements in three of the four schools. Absenteeism and the number…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Educationally Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement
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Bolin, Sharon J.; Rueda, Heidi Adams; Linton, Kristen F. – Children & Schools, 2018
Children with disabilities (CWD) face challenges to the development of their sexuality, in part due to a lack of appropriate, tailored sexual education in schools, role ambiguity regarding provision of sexual health services, and widespread discomfort with the topic. However, CWD have unique sexual health needs, an increased vulnerability to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Children, Sexuality, Sex Education
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Gherardi, Stacy A; Whittlesey-Jerome, Wanda K. – Children & Schools, 2018
The current environment for school social work presents great challenges and great opportunities. Amid promising shifts in programs and policies, many school social workers feel marginalized. Despite sustained efforts at definition, the role of the school social worker remains unclear to many outside the field. More important, this role is often…
Descriptors: Social Work, Pupil Personnel Services, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Haymovitz, Ethan; Houseal-Allport, Pia; Lee, R. Scott; Svistova, Juliana – Children & Schools, 2018
Schools today are faced with the challenge of equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in life outside the classroom while also teaching the academic material required. More often, teachers are called on to establish environments in which students learn social and emotional skills alongside academics. With increased recognition that…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Emotional Development, Social Development, Skill Development
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McNamara, Lauren; Lodewyk, Ken; Franklin, Nicole – Children & Schools, 2018
Although it is well understood that relationships are linked to healthy development and academic success, research on socialization during recess is limited. From the conceptual framework of belonging, an array of established measures was used to create an online anonymous survey specific to recess. This survey includes modified scales for…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Playgrounds, Socialization, Group Unity
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Yokoo, Mizue; Wakuta, Manabu; Shimizu, Eiji – Children & Schools, 2018
Bullying is a serious problem with long-term and short-term negative effects on both victims and perpetrators. Many bullying-prevention programs have been developed on the basis of peer support and social learning theories. The purpose of this study was to develop an antibullying program consisting of a short video and to survey the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Bullying, Prevention, Victims
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van Vulpen, Kimberly Searcey; Habegar, Amy; Simmons, Teresa – Children & Schools, 2018
The benefits of school-based mental health services have been supported in prior research and literature. Studies have shown that approximately one in five youths in schools today have diagnosable mental health disorders. However, research has identified that close to 70 percent of those youths do not receive the services they need. This gap in…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Rural Schools, Access to Health Care, Mental Health
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Webber, Kristina C. – Children & Schools, 2018
High school dropout remains a persistent educational and social problem in the United States, despite promising declines in dropout rates. Social workers are uniquely positioned to identify and address numerous factors influencing students' likelihood of graduating. The purpose of this small qualitative study was to describe social workers'…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Dropout Prevention, Qualitative Research
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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula; DePaolis, Kathryn; Cooley, John – Children & Schools, 2018
The experience of peer victimization, or being the target of aggression, is common throughout childhood and adolescence and often results in negative developmental outcomes. Further knowledge of peer victimization is needed for effective prevention and intervention to promote positive youth development. The current study extends the victimization…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Victims, Aggression
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Hill, Katharine; Peyton, Larissa – Children & Schools, 2017
Youths who have been in foster care face many challenges in accessing and completing postsecondary education. The Chafee Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) program is a federally funded program that assists current and former foster youths in accessing postsecondary learning opportunities by providing scholarship money for their education. This…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Vouchers
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Frauenholtz, Susan; Mendenhall, Amy N.; Moon, Jungrim – Children & Schools, 2017
Children with mental health disorders are at elevated risk of deleterious academic outcomes. The school, acting as a bridge between home and community, is a key site for identification and intervention with children experiencing mental health distress. Yet survey research has indicated that many teachers and other school staff have limited…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Child Health, School Personnel, Knowledge Level
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Elsherbiny, Mohamed Mohamed – Children & Schools, 2017
This article describes a study aimed at solving the problem of school refusal by implementing a preventive program and raising the awareness of parents, social workers, and school personnel. The school children involved in this study were reported by their parents and school social workers to refuse to go to school, and according to the children's…
Descriptors: Prevention, Consciousness Raising, Attendance, Intervention
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Lee, Madeline Y.; Danna, Laura; Walker, Douglas W. – Children & Schools, 2017
The long-term nature of mental health needs after disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, continues to require attention. Research that emerged during the anniversaries of the storm has shown Katrina and its aftermath to be associated with posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior, and somatic complaints in children and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Social Work, Mental Health Programs, Case Studies
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Hagues, Rachel – Children & Schools, 2017
Despite positive changes made in Tanzania to promote gender equality, discrimination toward women and girls still exists, especially in some remote areas. Often such inequality exists within family, schools, and the community, leading to a devaluing of girls that results in normalization of their exploitation. The author discusses findings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Gender Bias, Females
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