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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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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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Hoffman, Jill A.; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Fuller, Michael; Bates, Samantha – Children & Schools, 2017
Rural schools face unique challenges that affect student academic success or failure. Youths served in rural settings experience barriers to learning that negatively influence their achievement and developmental outcomes. To improve outcomes for rural youths, it is important for schools to understand overall school experiences so that school-wide…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
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Vidourek, Rebecca A.; King, Keith A.; Merianos, Ashley L. – Children & Schools, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of school violence on recent alcohol use and episodic heavy drinking among seventh- through 12th-grade students. A total of 54,631 students completed a survey assessing substance use and other risky behaviors. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to examine the research questions. Results…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking
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Joyce, Hilary D. – Children & Schools, 2015
Strong connections to school and positive student-teacher relationships offer numerous social, emotional, and academic benefits for youths. Unfortunately, sexual minority youths (SMY) are at risk for disparate school connectedness and student-teacher relationship experiences compared with their peers. Using the National Longitudinal Study of…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, At Risk Students, Sexual Orientation
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Montañez, Evelyn; Berger-Jenkins, Evelyn; Rodriguez, James; McCord, Mary; Meyer, Dodi – Children & Schools, 2015
Many school-age children in the United States with social, emotional, and behavioral problems do not receive mental health services. These problems negatively affect their social and behavioral functioning and academic achievement. This is particularly a problem for Latino youths, who represent the largest ethnic minority group in the United…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Mental Health Programs, Health Promotion
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Mallett, Christopher A. – Children & Schools, 2014
Adolescents becoming formally involved with a juvenile court because of school-related behavior and discipline problems is a phenomenon known as the school-to-prison pipeline. Adolescents with learning disabilities are disproportionately represented within this pipeline. A study was conducted to review the outcomes for a population of youthful…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Learning Disabilities, Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Courts
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Canfield, James P. – Children & Schools, 2014
School social workers are at the forefront of serving homeless children and youths as they pursue education. Because of the negative impact homelessness can have on academic outcomes for children, understanding what factors are perceived to either hinder or facilitate practice and what factors might influence perceptions of practice with this…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Barriers, Homeless People
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Tyre, Ashli D. – Children & Schools, 2012
Despite our knowledge of poor educational outcomes for youths in foster care, the literature on methods or models for addressing the needs of this vulnerable group of students remains extremely limited. Therefore, the purpose of the present study is to describe a school-based educational support model that provides advocacy, tutoring, and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Reading Skills, Educational Needs, Special Needs Students
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Bender, Kimberly – Children & Schools, 2012
Research consistently demonstrates that youths who experience maltreatment are at greater risk for committing delinquent behavior. Yet little is known about how to disrupt this maltreatment-delinquency relationship. Life course theory suggests that youths who bond with prosocial individuals and traditional institutions subscribe to prosocial norms…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Child Welfare, Mediation Theory, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Stanley, Summer G. – Children & Schools, 2011
The profession of school social work began in 1906 but was not recognized in federal legislation for students with disabilities until nearly 70 years later. However, since 1906, school social workers have worked with students considered at-risk for academic failure, including students with disabilities. This article highlights the beginning of the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Failure, Developmental Disabilities, School Social Workers
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Orthner, Dennis K.; Akos, Patrick; Rose, Roderick; Jones-Sanpei, Hinckley; Mercado, Micaela; Woolley, Michael E. – Children & Schools, 2010
The school dropout rate in America is too high, especially for low-income students and those from nondominant racial or ethnic groups. For many students, the social-psychological and behavioral disengagement from school that leads to dropping out often begins in middle school. Research on early adolescents confirms that increasing the perceived…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Educational Change, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
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McKay, Cassandra – Children & Schools, 2010
Youths at risk for violent and antisocial behavior often suffer from alienation and a lack of bonding to family, school, and community. The role of the school social worker is often to implement interventions that support inclusion and connection to these entities. Yet using a theoretical trajectory that solely supports a unidirectional flow of…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Service Learning, School Social Workers, Social Work
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Dupper, David R.; Theriot, Matthew T.; Craun, Sarah W. – Children & Schools, 2009
In many U.S. school districts, there has been a near epidemic of out-of-school suspensions (OSSs) for relatively minor or vaguely defined student offenses. Suspension provides temporary relief to frustrated teachers and administrators and may result in more parental involvement. However, for a large number of at-risk youths, it appears that being…
Descriptors: Suspension, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Guidelines
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Koffman, Stephen; Ray, Alice; Berg, Sarah; Covington, Larry; Albarran, Nadine M.; Vasquez, Max – Children & Schools, 2009
Youths in gang-ridden neighborhoods are at risk for trauma-related mental health disorders, which are early indicators of likely school failure and delinquency. Such youths rarely seek out services for these problems. The Juvenile Intervention and Prevention Program (JIPP), a school-based gang intervention and prevention program in Los Angeles,…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Intervention, Delinquency Prevention, Youth Programs
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