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NCJ Number: 149520 Find in a Library
Title: Effective Programs for At-Risk Adolescents
Author(s): J W Dougherty
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation
Bloomington, IN 47401
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87367-308-5
Sale Source: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation
8th and Union
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report profiles four programs conducted at Hazelwood Junior High School in Florissant, Mo. and designed to help at-risk and marginal students.
Abstract: These students are at risk of dropping out, becoming involved in juvenile delinquency, become pregnant, or experience other economic or social problems. The OK Club is designed to build self-esteem and provide after-school tutorial support. A strong parent component is required. The Quest for Success Skills Program prepares at-risk sixth graders for junior high school and is conducted during the summer. The Individualized Course Alternative, Now or Never (I-CANN) provides counseling, development of self-esteem, and a hands-on curriculum. It also has a strong parental component. The Student Assistance Council involves a staff team that assesses the needs of at-risk students and recommends actions to address those needs. Although these programs do not provide final solutions, they include components worthy of consideration by other educators serving at-risk students. The author is the principal of Hazelwood Junior High School. 22 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Educationally disadvantaged persons; Missouri; School delinquency programs; School maladjustment
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