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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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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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Beckman, Linda; Stenbeck, Magnus; Hagquist, Curt – Children & Schools, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between disability, victims, perpetrators, and so-called "bully-victims" (someone reporting being both a victim and a perpetrator) of traditional, cyber, or combined victimization or perpetration and psychosomatic health among adolescents. Authors analyzed cross-sectional data…
Descriptors: Psychosomatic Disorders, Disabilities, Victims, Victims of Crime
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Uretsky, Mathew C.; Stone, Susan – Children & Schools, 2016
Little is known about academic performance among homeless high school students, although correlates of academic performance are well documented among their peers in the elementary and middle school grades. This study explores the relationship between student-level demographic and academic performance indicators (for example, grade point average…
Descriptors: Homeless People, High School Students, Exit Examinations, Performance Factors
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Williford, Anne – Children & Schools, 2015
Although a growing body of research has investigated the experiences of certified school staff in antibullying efforts, a dearth of research exists on noncertified staff. To that end, the present study examined differences in attitudes, perceptions, and self-efficacy beliefs to intervene among certified (for example, teachers, counselors, school…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Employee Attitudes
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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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Alameda-Lawson, Tania – Children & Schools, 2014
Parent involvement (PI) programs typically represent an important improvement strategy for schools serving low-income children of color. This pilot study offers an alternative to conventional PI approaches, collective parent engagement (CPE). The study relied on a post hoc, quasiexperimental design, and data were collected from 32 low-income,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Minority Group Students
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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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Flaherty, Christopher W.; Sutphen, Richard D.; Ely, Gretchen E. – Children & Schools, 2012
Truancy is associated with an array of negative social consequences, including poor school performance, delinquency, and dropout. Numerous individual, family, school, and community risk factors associated with truancy are also associated with adolescent substance abuse. However, little is known about substance use patterns among court-adjudicated…
Descriptors: Risk, Substance Abuse, Truancy, Caregivers
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Bronstein, Laura R.; Ball, Annahita; Mellin, Elizabeth A.; Wade-Mdivanian, Rebecca; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn – Children & Schools, 2011
The purpose of this article is to share results of a mixed-methods research study designed to shed light on similarities and differences between school-employed and agency-employed school-based social workers' preparation and practice as a precursor for collaboration in expanded school mental health. Online survey data from a national sample of…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Urban Areas, School Social Workers, Social Work
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McManama O'Brien, Kimberly H.; Berzin, Stephanie C.; Kelly, Michael S.; Frey, Andy J.; Alvarez, Michelle E.; Shaffer, Gary L. – Children & Schools, 2011
School social workers frequently serve as the primary mental health providers to youths with mental health problems. Although school social workers play a primary role in care, many students also receive outside counseling services. Previous research has not examined whether practice approaches differ when considering mental health practice with…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Mental Health, School Social Workers, Social Work
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Powell, Anne; Jenson, Jeffrey M. – Children & Schools, 2010
Aggressive behavior aimed at peers in school settings is a persistent problem for students, teachers, parents, and school social workers. Peer victimization is particularly troubling for adolescent girls in light of recent increases in aggression and violence among female adolescents. However, most studies of peer victimization, particularly among…
Descriptors: Aggression, Low Income, Females, School Social Workers
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Kelly, Michael; Stone, Susan – Children & Schools, 2009
This study is a secondary analysis of surveys collected from school social workers in Illinois. Workers were originally surveyed about the most important student problems they confront in their schools and their preferred targets of intervention (individual, small group, family) to address those problems. Drawing on related conceptual work, the…
Descriptors: Student Problems, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, School Social Workers
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Woolley, Michael E.; Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew; Gilster, Megan E.; Karb, Rebecca A.; Gant, Larry M.; Reischl, Thomas M.; Alaimo, Katherine – Children & Schools, 2008
Success in school is a vital developmental outcome for children. In recent decades, it has been shown that school outcomes are influenced by a variety of environments and social processes in the lives of children, both within and across the central microsystems of family, school, and neighborhood. The current study used a multilevel analytic…
Descriptors: African American Children, Neighborhoods, Economically Disadvantaged, Community Surveys
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