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Berzin, Stephanie C. – Children & Schools, 2010
Although educational attainment of poor youths has risen in recent years, aspirations still remain below those of other youths. Multiple theories have been used to understand youth aspirations, although the frameworks have not been examined concurrently. The present study used data on 11,154 low-income youths collected with the School Success…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth, Social Status
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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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Leyba, Erin – Children & Schools, 2010
This article reports the results from a research study regarding how school social workers extend opportunities for students to volunteer, serve others, or contribute to their communities and how social workers engaged students in service activities within their roles. The results are one part of the findings of a large research study on the role…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Social Work, Student Volunteers, Service Learning
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Berzin, Stephanie Cosner; O'Connor, Sarah – Children & Schools, 2010
School social work takes place within the dynamic context of the educational landscape, yet research indicates that school social work practice has been slow to adjust to the demands of that landscape. Little research has assessed whether school social workers are being adequately prepared to address the educational shifts that underlie today's…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Social Work, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Evaluation
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Ellis, Walter L. – Children & Schools, 2010
Data from 49 HIV/AIDS-infected mothers were used to determine how many of their perinatally HIV/AIDS-infected (n = 37) and seronegative (n = 95) children were referred through a county school system in North Carolina to social work and counseling services because of episodes of behavioral crisis in school during the past academic school year.…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, School Social Workers, Social Work, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Harlow, Kirk C.; Roberts, Roe – Children & Schools, 2010
Bullying in schools has received increasing attention since its implication in a number of school-based shooting incidents. A number of protective factors have been identified as reducing risk behaviors such as substance abuse among adolescents. This framework, however, has not been examined with respect to bullying victims. The results of a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, School Districts
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Richardson, Rita Coombs; Tolson, Homer; Huang, Tse-Yang; Lee, Yi-Hsuan – Children & Schools, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a social skills program, "Connecting with Other: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence," would enable students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms to develop skills to facilitate socialization with peers with and without disabilities. Students' growth was measured only in…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Values Education, Interpersonal Competence, Disabilities
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Dube, Shanta R.; Orpinas, Pamela – Children & Schools, 2009
Understanding excessive absenteeism is important to ameliorating the negative outcomes associated with the behavior. The present study examined behavioral reinforcement profiles of school refusal behavior: negative reinforcement (avoidance) and positive reinforcement (gaining parental attention or receiving tangible benefits from not attending…
Descriptors: Attendance, Behavior Disorders, Profiles, Rewards
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Gentle-Genitty, Carolyn – Children & Schools, 2009
On the basis of systematic evaluation of three program databases, totaling 246 programs, this article provides a discussion on a best practice program for low-income African American students transitioning from middle school to high school in urban school settings. The main research question was "Of the programs touted as best practice, is there…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Low Income, School Social Workers
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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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Harris, Mary Beth; Franklin, Cynthia – Children & Schools, 2009
A school social worker and three social work interns in a semirural alternative high school with a predominant Hispanic student enrollment evaluated the Taking Charge group intervention. The group is an evidence-based life skills intervention for adolescent mothers, and it was evaluated on its efficacy for improving participants' school…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Intervention, Grade Point Average, Mothers
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Altshuler, Sandra J.; Webb, Jennifer Reid – Children & Schools, 2009
School social workers often face challenges of having to legitimize their presence as a school professional, especially as compared to school psychologists and school counselors. Why are school social workers more often vulnerable to being underappreciated and not understood by school personnel than other mental health-based school professionals?…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Certification, School Social Workers, Social Work
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Leyba, Erin Gleason – Children & Schools, 2009
This article addresses how school social workers can decrease overload in their roles. A two-step process of envisioning an ideal role is outlined: (1) indentifying priorities and activities that are effective or in need of expansion and (2) weeding out activities that could be done differently or no longer serve their purpose. The author…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Referral, Social Work, Caseworkers
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Lander, Itzhak – Children & Schools, 2009
This article describes the use of emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to reduce conflict in the student-teacher relationship. A case study of a homeroom teacher and a sixth-grade student is presented. This innovative family treatment model is demonstrated to be a useful tool for improving the student-teacher relational system, resulting in amelioration…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, School Social Workers
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Allen, Susan F. – Children & Schools, 2009
Prevention programs in schools are one response to youth, community, and family violence. Many of these programs target older children and adolescents. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the preschool curriculum of the Peacemakers program, which was developed by a consortium of social service agencies for implementation in schools. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Experimental Groups, Prevention, Holistic Approach
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