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Adolescent Mental Health: Exploring The School Counselor Experience, Alison Furey 2015 Northeastern University

Adolescent Mental Health: Exploring The School Counselor Experience, Alison Furey

Education Doctoral Theses

The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify how high school counselors are currently addressing the increasing mental health issues of their students so that they can be academically successful. To accomplish this goal, three research questions were formulated to guide this study: 1) What are the experiences of school counselors who provide support to learners who struggle with mental health issues?; 2) In what ways do school counselors perceive their role as shifting as they work with these students?; and 3) How do guidance and counseling services and programs support the academic achievement of students struggling with mental ...


Restorative Practices Training Manual, John M. Winslade, Elizabeth Espinoza, Michelle Myers, Henry Yzaguirre 2014 California State University, San Bernardino

Restorative Practices Training Manual, John M. Winslade, Elizabeth Espinoza, Michelle Myers, Henry Yzaguirre

Books

This manual is designed to support the process of training school personnel in the San Bernardino City Unified School District to implement Restorative Practices into the schools in their district. What is outlined below are the following:

  • The need that the introduction of restorative practices is designed to respond to
  • The key ideas and assumptions that underlie restorative practices
  • The training and consultation process that aims to implement these ideas in the school district
  • An explanation of the specific practices that training will be offered in
  • A summary of what current research data says about the value of these approaches ...


What Are Students Perceptions Of Their First-Year Experience In Relation To Support They Receive From The Fashion Institute Of Technology, Joshua Jacob Wilkin 2014 Seton Hall University

What Are Students Perceptions Of Their First-Year Experience In Relation To Support They Receive From The Fashion Institute Of Technology, Joshua Jacob Wilkin

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Abstract

Student affairs professionals view the first-year experience as a beneficial program that assists college students with their academic and personal development. While there have been many qualitative studies (Meyer, Spencer, & French, 2009; Stebleton, Jensen, & Peter, 2010; Corella, 2010) and quantitative studies (Hendel, 2007; Woolsey & Miller, 2009; Morrow & Ackerman, 2012) regarding first-year experience programs, much of this research has focused on retention instead of how students’ experiences can be affected by their sense of belonging to their particular institution.

The purpose of this study was to investigate students’ perceptions of their first-year experience in relation to support they receive from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, business, design, and technology connected to the fashion industry. Through qualitative methods, I interviewed 30 students (10 first-years, 10 second-years, and 10 third-years) of the approximately 2,300 undergraduates who live on FIT’s campus in Manhattan (Fashion Institute of Technology, 2013).

The results from this study have indicated FIT needs to improve relationships within the campus community, augment communicative support to its students regarding its programs and services, and seek input from students about the services they feel would increase their sense of belonging and improve their experience. Establishing, implementing, and evaluating this first-year experience program will be an extensive endeavor that will take time; however, this program could lead to improved student satisfaction with FIT, which could increase students’ sense of belonging and support.


Bibliotherapy: An Approach To Treating Mental Illness In The Classroom, Erin M. Curry 2014 Liberty University

Bibliotherapy: An Approach To Treating Mental Illness In The Classroom, Erin M. Curry

Senior Honors Theses

The prevalence of adolescent mental illness has increased at an alarming rate over the past two decades. Due to a lack of accessible mental health care and the stigmatization of mental illness, parents of children with these disorders are often reluctant to seek help. These children often resort to negative self-coping methods among which include substance abuse, violence, and suicide. These negative self-coping methods have a harmful, lasting impact on the individual as well as the surrounding community.

Bibliotherapy, which harnesses the meditative power of books, can teach helpful coping skills to students with mental illness. When effectively utilized in ...


Each One, Teach One: A Blackprint For Mentoring Postsecondary “Twice Exceptional” Student Scholars In “Search Of Education, Elevation And Knowledge”, Selena T. Rodgers, Tiffany Cudjoe 2014 Fayetteville State University

Each One, Teach One: A Blackprint For Mentoring Postsecondary “Twice Exceptional” Student Scholars In “Search Of Education, Elevation And Knowledge”, Selena T. Rodgers, Tiffany Cudjoe

Journal of Research Initiatives

Through the prism of a faculty-student mentoring relationship, this article highlights best practices to gain insight into resources for “twice exceptional” student scholars. Practical application stands at a position of intersecting domains—changing the tapestry of scholarly service and undergraduate research mentoring, and as an Each One, Teach One black-print model for mentoring. The article concludes with recommendations for best practices for post secondary mentors, educators, and counselors invested in developing student scholars in Search of Education, Elevation, and Knowledge.


Goats, Crayons And Bananas – Creative Ways To Fight Student Stress, Conny Liegl 2014 SelectedWorks

Goats, Crayons And Bananas – Creative Ways To Fight Student Stress, Conny Liegl

Conny Liegl

More than 80% of US college students report feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, almost half of whom describe their academic experience as traumatic or very difficult to handle. Stress, sleep difficulties and anxiety are just some of the symptoms that manifest in college students. Undergraduates seem particularly susceptible to these stressors, but only one in five seeks medical consultation for their issues. (American College Health Association [ACHA], 2013)

To help students react to external and internal stressors, California Polytechnic State University’s Robert E. Kennedy Library initiated a program to support students during the most stressful times of the academic quarter ...


University Peer Advisors Pursuing Careers In Educational Advising: A Phenomenological Study Examining The Influence Of Lived-Experiences On Vocational Purpose, Laurie Simpson 2014 Liberty University

University Peer Advisors Pursuing Careers In Educational Advising: A Phenomenological Study Examining The Influence Of Lived-Experiences On Vocational Purpose, Laurie Simpson

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Many studies have considered the impact college peer advising programs have on advisees, however, formal literature examining the lived-experience peer advising placements have on student advisors is limited. Using a qualitative phenomenological research design, this study seeks to examine the lived-experiences of former peer advisors in an advising center at a four-year university in Massachusetts. The goal of the research is to determine whether there are common themes in the lived-experiences of participant peer advisors. Additionally, employing Chickering's psychosocial theory of student development, this researcher seeks to discover how those lived-experiences may have contributed to participants' development of vocational ...


A Phenomenological Study Of Urban Middle School Counselors And Directors Of Guidance And Counseling: Collaborating To Understand Counselor Stress And Prevent Burnout, Janice Hurt 2014 Liberty University

A Phenomenological Study Of Urban Middle School Counselors And Directors Of Guidance And Counseling: Collaborating To Understand Counselor Stress And Prevent Burnout, Janice Hurt

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of the phenomenological study was to understand stress and burnout among urban middle school counselors from selected urban schools in varying regions of Texas. Using a qualitative phenomenological design, nine MSCs who had experienced some degree of the phenomenon were selected based upon results obtained from a preliminary demographic survey and Counselor Burnout Inventory; five Directors of Guidance and Counseling were selected from neighboring urban cities, based upon their proximity to the selected middle school counselors. The researcher sought to answer four broad questions: (1) What are the perceptions of both school counselors and Directors of Guidance and ...


Safe And Peaceful Schools, John M. Winslade 2014 SelectedWorks

Safe And Peaceful Schools, John M. Winslade

John M Winslade

The idea of safe and peaceful schools is to address the educational agenda of creating a more peaceful world through offering a range of processes for dealing with the threats to peaceful existence that students encounter in the school itself. These are more immediate concerns for children than studying the hopes that have given rise to adult institutions like the United Nations. we need to have citizens who have developed ideas and experienced success in the creative transformation of conflicted relationships. To reduce the incidence of violence in schools and to make schools more peaceful, we need to avoid an ...


School Shootings And Principals' Perception Of Armed Personnel In An Education Setting, Richard Reyes 2014 Seton Hall University

School Shootings And Principals' Perception Of Armed Personnel In An Education Setting, Richard Reyes

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose of this study was to explore the dilemma principals have in determining the best approach to provide safe environment for their students and faculty, while at the same time creating an environment that is conducive to education.

The study looked at an urban school district with a marginalized community with low socioeconomic status as identified by the District Factor Group A. Twelve school principals were interviewed to gather information of their perceptions in relation to having armed personnel in their schools.

The literature on school shootings and armed personnel in schools was reviewed. The literature consisted of peer-reviewed ...


The Impact Of Economic Disparity On Motivation And College Success, Tausha Hill 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

The Impact Of Economic Disparity On Motivation And College Success, Tausha Hill

Counselor Education Master's Theses

This qualitative study explored the motivation and college success of a sample of economically disadvantage students attending an urban community college in the North Eastern region of United States. Low enrollment, an increase in drop out rates, and low retention rates became the trend for community colleges. The purpose of this study was to suggest an approach for addressing this issue on the community college campus. Six, first year students were individually interviewed using a familial career genogram and a 15-question interview guide surrounding their experiences with pre-college career guidance, college preparation, and motivation. A lack of college preparedness proves ...


Middle School Students' Perceptions On Academic Motivation And Student Engagement, Cassie Mauro 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Middle School Students' Perceptions On Academic Motivation And Student Engagement, Cassie Mauro

Counselor Education Master's Theses

This qualitative study investigates the perceptions of suburban middle school students’ on academic motivation and student engagement. Ten students, grades 6-8, were randomly selected by the researcher from school counselors’ caseloads and the primary data collection techniques included two types of interviews; individual interviews and focus group interviews. Findings indicate students’ motivation and engagement in middle school is strongly influenced by the social relationships in their lives. The interpersonal factors identified by students were peer influence, teacher support and teacher characteristics, and parental behaviors. Each of these factors consisted of academic and social-emotional support which hindered and/or encouraged motivation ...


Principal's Perceptions Of The Role Of School Counselors And The Counselor-Principal Relationship, Todd Costanza 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Principal's Perceptions Of The Role Of School Counselors And The Counselor-Principal Relationship, Todd Costanza

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the views of current administrators on the roles and tasks of school counselors, and on the relationship between counselors and principals. The participants were chosen from a convenience sample of one head principal and three assistant principals of a high school located in the northeastern United States. This research included a mixed methods design to incorporate a researcher-designed survey based on information from a list of appropriate and inappropriate tasks for school counselors as deemed by the American School Counselors Association (ASCA), and a focus group discussion on the relationship each principal ...


Adolescent Perceptions Of "Healthy" Dating Relationships: Implications For Programming, Cassandra M. Fleck 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Adolescent Perceptions Of "Healthy" Dating Relationships: Implications For Programming, Cassandra M. Fleck

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Adolescence is a time of important developmental changes and the formation of relationships outside of the family. While most experiences children have with dating relationships are positive toward their developmental growth, there is the potential for unhealthy or abusive relationships. Adolescent dating violence (ADV) is a significant public health issue. Nearly 9% of teenagers experiencing physical violence by the time they turn 18 (CDC, 2014). It is possible that the high prevalence of ADV is a result of lack of definitions of healthy and unhealthy relationships and ambiguity that exists within teen relationships. This study examines qualitative interviews with adolescents ...


Anxiety Prevalence Among High School Students, Jessica Hess 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Anxiety Prevalence Among High School Students, Jessica Hess

Counselor Education Master's Theses

A wide range of individuals experience some form of anxiety. Literature surrounding the topic of anxiety, specifically prevalence, the relation of anxiety and age, the implications of anxiety, and the importance of the school setting and interventions has been reviewed. Anxiety has implications for students in academic, personal, and social areas of life. The changes in anxiety have been studied among children and in various ways. Few studies have looked specifically at the changes in anxiety levels that happen within the high school years. This study aims to fill that gap by surveying high school students in grades 9-12, to ...


Bullying Prevention: Combining Whole-School Approaches And Positive School Climate, Margaret C. Mink 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Bullying Prevention: Combining Whole-School Approaches And Positive School Climate, Margaret C. Mink

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Bullying is a common occurrence in schools and it can have many serious consequences. The literature review examined the following whole-school anti-bullying programs: The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Steps to Respect, and Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support. The review also defined school climate and explored the connection between positive school climate and bullying prevention. The Authoritative School Climate Survey is a tool used to measure students’ perceptions of school climate and make improvements. The review of the literature supported the utilization of school climate data to inform anti-bullying programs with the overall goal of preventing bullying and increasing school ...


Former Mentors' Perceptions Of The Faith-Based Approach To Reducing Recidivism Implemented By The Marinette-Menominee Jail Outreach, Inc., James Langteau 2014 Liberty University

Former Mentors' Perceptions Of The Faith-Based Approach To Reducing Recidivism Implemented By The Marinette-Menominee Jail Outreach, Inc., James Langteau

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative, hermeneutic phenomenological study was to examine the impact of a faith-based approach to reduce recidivism. The theoretical frameworks guiding this study included the belief system and self-efficacy theories. Participants consisted of a convenience sample of 21 former mentors of the Marinette-Menominee Jail Outreach. The setting was a Christian non-profit organization serving the Marinette and Menominee County Jails located in rural northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Semistructured interviews, surveys, and a focus group provided data to illuminate common themes. Data analysis included highlighting significant statements from volunteer mentors who engaged offenders to effect ...


The Spiritual Therapeutic Preferences Of Online Learners And On-Campus Learners At A Christian College, Debra Masterson 2014 Liberty University

The Spiritual Therapeutic Preferences Of Online Learners And On-Campus Learners At A Christian College, Debra Masterson

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this quantitative study was to see if there was a difference in the spiritual therapeutic preferences of students at a Christian college who stay on-campus or students who take classes online. This study also investigated for differences in preferences between males and females as well as graduate students compared to undergraduate students. This study tested to see if there was a relationship between stress and spiritual therapeutic preferences among on-campus students and online students. Relative spiritual therapeutic preferences were assessed by the Nurse Spiritual Therapeutic Scale, and relative levels of stress were assessed by the Perceived Stress ...


The Journal Of Counselor Preparation And Supervision Volume 6 Issue 2 Fall 2014, Edina Renfro-Michel 2014 Western Connecticut State University

The Journal Of Counselor Preparation And Supervision Volume 6 Issue 2 Fall 2014, Edina Renfro-Michel

The Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision

No abstract provided.


This Is How We Did It: A Study Of Black Male Resilience And Attainment At A Hispanic Serving Institution Through The Lenses Of Critical Race Theory, Demond T. Hargrove 2014 Seton Hall University

This Is How We Did It: A Study Of Black Male Resilience And Attainment At A Hispanic Serving Institution Through The Lenses Of Critical Race Theory, Demond T. Hargrove

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This qualitative narrative inquiry based research sought to gain a better understanding of how Black male upperclassmen and recent college graduates experience the process of academic resilience and attainment within the context of their intersecting identities of race, class, and gender at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The theoretical framework guiding this study draws upon two distinctive collections of scholarship: Critical Race Theory (CRT) and academic resilience.

Findings revealed Black male risk to postsecondary attainment was adversely impacted by academic (dis)integration, fractured sense of belonging, physical and mental illnesses, lack of financial support, racialized and gendered experiences, and lingering ...


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