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Frydman, Jason Scott; Mayor, Christine – Children & Schools, 2017
Middle-school-age children are faced with a variety of developmental tasks, including the beginning phases of individuation from the family, building peer groups, social and emotional transitions, and cognitive shifts associated with the maturation process. This article summarizes how traumatic events impair and complicate these developmental…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Trauma, Public Health
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Shulman, Lawrence; Maguin, Eugene – Children & Schools, 2017
The University at Buffalo School of Social Work established the VISA Center (the acronym stands for "vision, integrity, service, and accountability") in collaboration with the school district of Buffalo, New York. With funding from the New York State Education Department, a university on-campus center was set up to serve 30 students at a…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Weapons, Social Work, Program Descriptions
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Brewer, Steven Lawrence, Jr.; Meckley-Brewer, Hannah; Stinson, Philip M. – Children & Schools, 2017
Bullying and aggression in schools can have a traumatic and lasting effect on the well-being of children and youths. Using data from the 2013 National Crime Victimization Survey's School Crime Supplement, this study uses a chi-square automatic interaction detection (CHAID) decision tree and logistic regression models to identify factors that…
Descriptors: Bullying, Aggression, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Hertzog, Jodi L.; Harpel, Tammy; Rowley, Rochelle – Children & Schools, 2016
The goal of this study was to investigate the views of school staff, early adolescents, and parents about which behaviors constitute bullying or teen dating violence (TDV), with attention focused on perceived overlap between the two. To achieve this aim, a mixed-methods design was used to quantitatively investigate the factors associated with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Dating (Social), Student Attitudes
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Traylor, Amy C.; Williams, Javonda D.; Kenney, Jennifer L.; Hopson, Laura M. – Children & Schools, 2016
This article examines friend support and behavior, assessing for interdependent relationships with adolescent behavior and well-being. Keeping with an ecological framework, relationships were examined in the context of other risk and protective factors in youths' homes, neighborhoods, and schools. Using data from the School Success Profile,…
Descriptors: Well Being, Adolescents, Friendship, Helping Relationship
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Anyon, Yolanda; Nicotera, Nicole; Veeh, Christopher A. – Children & Schools, 2016
Schoolwide interventions are among the most effective approaches for improving students' behavioral and academic outcomes. However, researchers have documented consistent challenges with implementation fidelity and have argued that school social workers should be engaged in efforts to improve treatment integrity. This study examines contextual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Intervention, Program Implementation
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Donoghue, Christopher; Raia-Hawrylak, Alicia – Children & Schools, 2016
Heightened attention to bullying in research and in the media has led to a proliferation of school climate surveys that ask students to report their level of involvement in bullying. In this study, the authors reviewed the challenges associated with measuring bullying and the implications they have on the reliability of school climate surveys.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Aggression, High School Students, Peer Influence
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Plath, Debbie; Croce, Nic; Crofts, Penny; Stuart, Graeme – Children & Schools, 2016
This article reports on outcomes of an Australian pilot school-based early intervention program called Got It! (Getting On Track In Time!). Findings contribute to evidence for the effectiveness of interventions for children with early-onset conduct problems. The Got It! program incorporates universal and targeted components for children ages five…
Descriptors: Young Children, Behavior Problems, Outcomes of Treatment, Early Intervention
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Hendron, Marisa; Kearney, Christopher A. – Children & Schools, 2016
This study examined whether school climate variables were directly and inversely related to absenteeism severity and key symptoms of psychopathology among youths specifically referred for problematic attendance (N = 398). Adolescents in our sample completed the School Climate Survey Revised Edition, which measured sharing of resources, order and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Attendance, Adolescents, Surveys
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Snyder, Susan M.; Smith, Rachel E. – Children & Schools, 2015
This article describes a study that investigated whether child welfare-involved youths' school engagement affected delinquency after controlling for peer deviance, caregiver closeness, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study used data from 461 11- to 17-year-olds who had substantiated child maltreatment investigations and…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Students, Delinquency
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Lucero, Jessica L.; Barrett, Courtenay; Jensen, Hilary – Children & Schools, 2015
Early delinquency has received considerably less scholarly attention than adolescent delinquency. Early delinquency is of great concern to school social workers, as it may lead to problematic behaviors in adolescence and future involvement with the juvenile justice system. Using an ecological framework, authors used data from the Fragile Families…
Descriptors: Delinquency, School Social Workers, Behavior Problems, Ecological Factors
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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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Mullet, Judy Hostetler – Children & Schools, 2014
As commonly understood, school discipline seeks to stop misbehavior, teach prosocial behavior, and motivate healthier decision making in the misbehaving student. In practice, the means to these ends often take a punitive path that fosters a self-protective posture, a sense of powerlessness, and a negative attitude that can contribute to an ongoing…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Juvenile Justice
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Iachini, Aidyn L.; Buettner, Cynthia; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Reno, Rebecca – Children & Schools, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to understand the academic disengagement and reengagement process from the perspective of students enrolled in a dropout recovery charter school. Specifically, this study focused on students' perceptions of the factors that influenced their lack of success in the traditional school setting, the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Charter Schools, Student Attitudes, Social Work
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Becerra, David – Children & Schools, 2012
This study examined different factors affecting the perceptions of barriers in academic achievement of Latino K-12 students. The study used data from 1,508 participants who identified themselves as being of Hispanic or Latino heritage in the 2004 National Survey of Latinos: Education, compiled by the Pew Hispanic Center between August 7 and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Problems, Social Work, White Students
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