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Wells, Melissa; Mitchell, Kimberly J.; Jones, Lisa M.; Turner, Heather A. – Children & Schools, 2019
This study examines how youths with different types of disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and special education services experience peer harassment victimization (PHV). This analysis examines how these youths experience harassment that only occurs in person, only through technology, and both in person and through technology…
Descriptors: Bullying, Youth, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health
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Cuellar, Matthew J.; Mason, Susan E. – Children & Schools, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the shared concerns and remedies school social workers have about safety in their schools. A sample of school social work practitioners across the United States (N = 260) provided a response to the qualitative prompt: "In general, how do you think school safety in the United States can be…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Attitudes, School Safety, School Community Relationship
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Whitlow, Darcie; Cooper, Robyn; Couvillon, Michael – Children & Schools, 2019
Research on inclusion for students with emotional-behavioral disabilities (EBD) has typically focused on male participants, because data are limited on female students who fit the criteria for having an EBD and are often misdiagnosed. This qualitative case study adds to the very limited research on the inclusion experiences of girls with EBD.…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Inclusion, Adolescents, Females
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Joyce, Hilary D. – Children & Schools, 2019
Strong teacher support is associated with and predictive of fewer depressive symptoms among youths. However, school connectedness may play a role in explaining this relationship. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, this study examined the mediating role of school connectedness on the relationship between teacher…
Descriptors: Correlation, Depression (Psychology), Student School Relationship, Adolescents
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Wright-Berryman, Jennifer; Hudnall, Greg; Bledsoe, Cathy; Lloyd, Mary – Children & Schools, 2019
To date, no suicide behavior data related to school-based peer suicide prevention programs have been published. The Hope Squad program uses trained students to intentionally facilitate help-seeking with distressed peers. Suicide concern contact data (SCCD) from school counseling centers were collected from 2013 to 2017 as part of routine…
Descriptors: Suicide, Help Seeking, Peer Influence, Gender Differences
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Fite, Paula; Frazer, Andrew; DiPierro, Moneika; Abel, Madelaine – Children & Schools, 2019
The middle school transition has been identified as a difficult time for youths, resulting in adjustment difficulties across a variety of domains. Although some research has examined strategies that are useful for the adjustment outcomes associated with the transition, more research understanding student perceptions of what is helpful in the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Developmental Tasks, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes
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Bates, Samantha M.; Mellin, Elizabeth; Paluta, Lauren M.; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Vogeler, Michelle; Sterling, Karen – Children & Schools, 2019
Studies examining student-level outcomes associated with interprofessional team collaboration in schools remain anecdotal despite repeated calls for well-designed, rigorous, multimethod research. The purpose of the current study was to use a mixed-methods approach to explore how interprofessional team collaboration affects student-level outcomes…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Teamwork, Cooperation, Outcomes of Education
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Gherardi, Stacy A.; Whittlesey-Jerome, Wanda K. – Children & Schools, 2019
The community school movement represents a promising approach to school reform that brings much-needed attention to the intersections of child, family, and community well-being. Although the community school movement of today shares many core values and goals with school social work, it has undergone a different developmental trajectory. As a…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, School Community Relationship, Educational Change, Program Implementation
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Sanders, Mavis; Galindo, Claudia; DeTablan, Dante – Children & Schools, 2019
This article examines the leadership roles and practices of community school coordinators (CSCs) in three full-service community schools (FSCSs). FSCSs are designed to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of historically underserved students through expanded learning opportunities, integrated service provision, family engagement, and…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Cooperation, School Community Relationship, Educational Experience
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Vidal de Haymes, Maria; O'Donoghue, Siobhan; Nguyen, Hien – Children & Schools, 2019
For more than two decades varied models of school-linked services and school-family-community partnerships have been advanced with the goal of improving the educational, developmental, mental health, health, and social outcomes for children and families. This study presents an analysis of the impact of a school-based ecological model for parent…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Social Capital, Self Efficacy, Low Income Groups
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Báez, Johanna Creswell; Renshaw, Kristen J.; Bachman, Lauren E. M.; Kim, David; Smith, Veronica D.; Stafford, Rose E. – Children & Schools, 2019
Community schools provide integrated services and supports, often through partnerships with community-based organizations, to mediate health and psychosocial barriers to learning faced by children from low-income families. Wediko Children's Services conducted a program evaluation with over 500 students at two schools in low-income communities in…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Rating Scales, Trauma, Health Services
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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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