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Roberts, Ellen A.; Comeau, Joan K.; Van Asselt, Kathryn W.; Trepal, Heather C. – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
This study utilized qualitative methodology to provide a rich description and a deeper understanding of the professional experiences and practices of twelve school counselors who work with adolescent students who self-harm. Four themes included: suicidal or non-suicidal, role of the school counselor, referrals, and identified interventions. There…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Self Destructive Behavior, Counselor Training, Suicide
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Vela, Javier Cavazos; Garcia, Christian; Whittenberg, James; Ikonomopoulos, James; Gonzalez, Stacey L. – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
Latina/o adolescents may begin middle school with lower levels of life satisfaction, hope, and self-compassion. In the current study, a small-series (N = 5) single-case research design was implemented to evaluate the impact of a positive psychology group counseling experience to increase Latina/o adolescents' life satisfaction, hope, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Case Studies, Psychology
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Caldarella, Paul; Millet, Austin J.; Heath, Melissa A.; Warren, Jared S.; Williams, Leslie – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
Student mental health problems often emerge in high school; however, such problems frequently go unaddressed. Using a time series design, we evaluated the effects of the Strong Teens social-emotional learning curriculum implemented by three school counselors and two school social workers with 28 high school students identified with internalizing…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Mental Health, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Chibbaro, Julia S.; Ricks, Lacey; Lanier, Bethany – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
As the integration of technology into schools is becoming prevalent, school counselors and educators must work together to identify students who may be suffering from digital addiction. As a student advocate and leader within their schools, school counselors are in an optimal position to educate school staff, students, and community members on the…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Computer Use, Internet, Adolescents
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Chalmers, Colleen; Green, Tonika Duren; Kruger, Ashley – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
Youth who experience child abuse and family violence have a greater likelihood of being a victim or perpetrator of teen dating violence (Foshee et al., 2008; Wolfe et al., 2009). This article discusses the impact of dating violence on foster youth's behavior, academics, and social life. Currently, there are very few resources and evidence-based…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Family Violence, Victims, Dating (Social)
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Vela, Javier Cavazos; Guerra, Federico; Garcia, Christian; Hinojosa, Yvette – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
A quantitative, predictive design was used to explore how positive psychology, mental health, and cultural factors influenced Latina/o adolescents' college-going beliefs. By using multiple regression analysis, findings indicated that hope and life satisfaction were significant predictors of college-going beliefs. We provide a discussion regarding…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, College Attendance, Predictor Variables
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Dowden, Angel Riddick; Gray, Kendra; White, Niah; Ethridge, Glacia; Spencer, Natalie; Boston, Quintin – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore, in depth, the impact teen pregnancy has on education attainment for girls 13-19 years of age across racial/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Eight girls from African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino ethnic backgrounds participated in the study. Critical race theoretical framework was utilized for the…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Pregnancy, Educational Attainment, Race
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Conner, Latoya C.; Yeh, Christine J. – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
This research explored the interrelationship between stress, cultural coping, and depression among 208 Black-identified high school students at an urban high school. We hypothesized a statistically significant relationship between African-centered worldview, spirituality, collective self-esteem, and creative coping. These variables were also…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Coping, Depression (Psychology), School Counselors
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Gallo, Laura L. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and has become a public health concern in the United States. In addition, certain groups of students are more at risk for suicide than others. School counselors have an ethical obligation to protect their students and are in an ideal position to educate students and staff about the risks…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Suicide, Adolescents, At Risk Students
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Vela, Javier Cavazos; Flamez, Brande; Sparrow, Gregory Scott; Lerma, Eunice – Journal of School Counseling, 2016
The impact of high school counselors' support on Mexican American adolescents' college-going beliefs was examined. We used a quantitative, predictive design to explore predictors of Mexican American adolescents' college-going beliefs. Perceptions of accessibility and expectations from school counselors positively impacted college-going beliefs…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
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Nelson, Mark D.; Piccin, Rian – Journal of School Counseling, 2016
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) has evolved into a serious issue for adolescents, and is encountered in school systems across the United States. The ability of school counselors and other professionals working in the school environment to understand and assist students who exhibit signs of NSSI is critically important. Research remains minimal on…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Self Destructive Behavior, Counseling Techniques, Identification
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Moon, Natasha S.; Singh, Anneliese A. – Journal of School Counseling, 2015
The authors use a phenomenological research tradition grounded in CRT tenets to describe the daily lived experiences that 12 male African American youth had in relation to the achievement gap. Researchers collected individual semi-structured interviews and focus group data related to the study phenomenon. There were five themes identified in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Adolescents, Males, Adolescent Attitudes
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Smith, Laura; Beck, Katharine; Bernstein, Erinn; Dashtguard, Pasha – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
The professional school counseling literature has proposed innovative frameworks for practice including social justice/multicultural approaches, school-wide counseling initiatives, and school-community partnerships. In this article, we propose a programmatic intervention that can be a vehicle for all three: the implementation of school-based youth…
Descriptors: Action Research, Intervention, Youth, School Counseling
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Troutman, Omar A.; Evans, Kathy M. – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
While literature abounds on the experience of the adolescent in the "coming out" process and the impact that the event has on the family system, few interventions that are designed specifically to assist parents have been proposed. Parents of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents face challenges that they may never have anticipated and,…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Adolescents
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Liddell, T. Michael; Kurpius, Sharon Robinson – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
This study assessed the impact of a school-based group intervention, "The Council for Boys and Young Men," specifically designed for adolescent males. The participants who attended an alternative school in a metropolitan area were randomly assigned to the intervention or to waitlist control groups. Measures assessed self-esteem, future…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, Intervention, Nontraditional Education
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