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Esohe R. Osai; Shanyce L. Campbell; James W. Greer – Children & Schools, 2024
Out-of-school time (OST) has great significance as a youth development space that can support students' exploration of social justice. Such opportunities for exploration are especially important in times of social distress and upheaval, such as those experienced during the school shutdowns and racial unrest associated with the global pandemic.…
Descriptors: Youth, Leisure Time, Extracurricular Activities, Social Justice
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Jazlyn N Rowan; Ja'Toria S Palmer; Casey Ellis Johnson; Tennisha N Riley – Children & Schools, 2024
The U.S. education system often functions as an adverse developmental context for Black students. Discriminatory policies and racist ideologies contribute to a series of cascading inequities in students' learning experiences. For example, years of data indicate an overrepresentation of Black students suspended and/or expelled from school.…
Descriptors: Youth, Participatory Research, Action Research, African American Students
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Samantha Bates; Luke O'Quinn – Children & Schools, 2024
Organized out-of-school time (OST) activities are critical assets that help youth develop life and social skills. Latine youth have some of the lowest rates of participation in OST activities out of all racial and ethnic subgroups due to structural and interpersonal barriers that perpetuate and reproduce patterns of inequality. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Hispanic American Students, Athletics
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Carl Donovan Greer; Lyrah Grace Fosl; Brandon D. Mitchell – Children & Schools, 2024
The beginning of 2020 marked the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and a new reality. Mainstream learning loss discourse emerged as young people faced new social challenges and rising inequities. However, how we define some of these challenges may pose new barriers to equity promotion. Deficit-based narratives often negatively construct youth…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth, School Social Workers, Social Justice
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Ashley Cureton – Children & Schools, 2024
Out-of-school time (OST) programs provide important contexts for youth's development and well-being. Moreover, OST programs have the potential to serve as an anchor for refugee youth who lack familiarity with U.S. schools and communities. Youth civic engagement encompasses activities that are critical for empowering young people to participate in…
Descriptors: Youth, Nonschool Educational Programs, After School Programs, Refugees
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Jiyoung K. Tabone; Katie K. Kang; Carrie W. Rishel – Children & Schools, 2024
Trauma-Informed Elementary Schools (TIES) is a pilot program designed to bring trauma-informed services to early elementary schools in a rural state. Although two sequential TIES pilot studies found significantly positive outcomes in cultivating a trauma-sensitive school climate and culture, the program has been limited to a few schools and has…
Descriptors: Trauma Informed Approach, Prevention, Rural Areas, Program Improvement
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Bethany L Chase – Children & Schools, 2024
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (reauthorized in 2004 as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act) mandates that teachers include parents and guardians as partners in their child's education. Although these partnerships have been shown to help parents and teachers alike, they can also be experienced…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Students with Disabilities, Faculty Development, Educational Legislation
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Ariel M Domlyn; Tristan Collier; Brooke E Chehoski; Christopher Haines; Brittany Patterson; Robert Stevens; Madison L Niles; Mark D Weist – Children & Schools, 2024
The COVID-19 pandemic quickly and significantly impacted students, schools, and communities. As part of a larger multisite study, the present investigation aimed to understand the effect of the pandemic-related switch to virtual schooling and virtual mental health services on youth. Specifically, this study aimed to explore the impacts of the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications
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Claudi-Santi F Fernandes; Sneha Kannoth; Tyra M Pendergrass Boomer; Kimberly D Hieftje; Lynn E Fiellin – Children & Schools, 2024
Chronic absenteeism is a public health concern. School refusal due to emotional distress is one reason students exhibit chronic absenteeism. The objective of this systematic review was to determine potential aspects of interventions, in school settings or involving a school-based component, that are successful in addressing school refusal among…
Descriptors: Attendance, Intervention, High School Students, Adolescents
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Kimberly M. Knox – Children & Schools, 2024
During the COVID-19 pandemic, special education social workers (SESWs) had to adapt to meet the needs of families and students rapidly. Traditionally SESWs delivered services through in-person modalities in schools. However, as the world changed overnight to comply with stay-at-home orders, these social workers found themselves in a unique…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Special Education, Caseworkers
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Abbie Cohen – Children & Schools, 2024
In the wake of the federal government's retrenchment from urban America in the 1970s and 1980s and the resulting rise in inequality, youth-serving, out-of-school time (OST) nonprofits took on a greater role in supporting urban public schools and students. Since then, many educational OST nonprofits have become enriching spaces for youth outside of…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Community Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Urban Schools
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Andrea Joseph-McCatty; Patricia Bamwine; Jane Sanders – Children & Schools, 2024
Black girls are the only group of girls across the United States disproportionally suspended from school. Studies have documented that disproportionality cannot be explained solely by greater misbehavior among students of color. Instead, discipline disparities are also informed by punitive/inequitable discipline policies and practices, less…
Descriptors: Intersectionality, Trauma Informed Approach, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Jake C. Steggerda; Sandra Yu Rueger; Ana J. Bridges – Children & Schools, 2024
Authors evaluated the Student Behavior Checklist-Brief (SBC-B) to test whether teacher-reports of student learning approach (i.e., learned helplessness [LH] and mastery orientation [MO]) were invariant across academic subjects. The current sample includes ethnically diverse seventh and eighth grade students (N = 145; 53 percent male) and six teams…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Student Behavior, Check Lists, Scores
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Stephanie Ochocki; Deirdre Stalnecker; Lou Paschall – Children & Schools, 2024
Beginning in 1906, the teachers who developed the profession of school social work conducted home visits to bridge communication between the school and home. In the more than 100 years that the profession has continued, home visiting has remained a cornerstone. Despite its continued importance, there remains a lack of comprehensive instruction on…
Descriptors: Social Work, Home Visits, School Social Workers, Educational History
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Robert Lucio; Emilie Souhrada; Emily Shayman; Hannah Michalczak – Children & Schools, 2024
School social work (SSW) roles are often surrounded by ambiguity across schools, districts, states, and nationally. The School Social Work Association of America's National Practice Model and National Evaluation Framework, along with the National Association of Social Workers' "Standards for School Social Work Services" are the guidance…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Standards, Professional Associations, Content Analysis
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