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Miller, Darcy – Preventing School Failure, 1997
Discusses development of community mentoring structures to increase the educational and vocational success of students. Explains the three essential features of successful mentoring: (1) comprehensive, ongoing representation; (2) training; and (3) coordinated service provision. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Services, Mentors, Program Development
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Townsel, Kim T. – Preventing School Failure, 1997
This discussion of issues in the mentoring of African-American youth defines mentoring, identifies elements of successful mentoring, stresses the importance of recognizing existing family and community assets, and urges parental involvement and a program philosophy which affirms the value of resiliency in children surviving in difficult…
Descriptors: Black Students, Definitions, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Philosophy
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Briscoe, Richard V.; Doyle, James P. – Preventing School Failure, 1996
This article addresses the need for aftercare services for adjudicated youth on release from residential juvenile programs. It stresses the importance of collaboration of juvenile justice, mental health, and educational agencies. Specific recommendations include providing a continuum of services involving educational, social, and employability…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency
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Simpson, Richard L.; Carter, William J., Jr. – Preventing School Failure, 1993
This examination of the needs of families with students who have emotional/behavioral disorders proposes that schools provide services in the areas of (1) community programs; (2) information services; (3) advocacy and resource use; (4) home and community parent/family training programs; and (5) parent/family support and counseling. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Child Advocacy, Community Programs, Counseling Services