Location

Harborside Center East and West

Strand #1

Family & Community

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

This proposal relates to the fifth strand because it suggests ways to develop and enhance family and community support for all children and youth especially for high- poverty population.

Brief Program Description

Targeted Audience: Classroom Teachers, School Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, & Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO)

Brief Description: In this session participants will learn strategies that build trust and mutual respect necessary to establish and maintain positive school and community participation for students who may be at risk of dropping out of school and being caught up in the juvenile court system. Participants will learn techniques that can be used immediately for improving student’s attitudes and behavior.

Summary

Students are indirectly pushed towards the criminal justice system by schools and others when they are excluded from positive social activities within schools and communities - programs which are designed to develop social skills. As a result of a lack of positive school and community interaction, students seek acceptance through inappropriate behavior which can involve the police, school suspension, and expulsion and society discouragement. Understanding each student’s level of frustration and ability is the catalyst to changing inappropriate behavior. When children first enter into school the first introduction for learning should include teaching self-respect and respect for others. Teachers, who demonstrate respect towards their students, automatically win favor by having active learners in their classroom who subsequently become productive citizens in society given the right ingredients to bridge school, home and the community.

Evidence

Student Incident Reports (SIR) will provide the evidence for my topic along with my research gather data. The practices will be supported by a case study through a shared video.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Wanda L. Ward is a twenty-four year Veteran Teacher in the Birmingham City Schools District located in Birmingham, Alabama. Wanda holds a Bachelor's and Masters' in Education. Wanda completed a Juris Doctor May 2014.

Wanda worked with a Career Readiness Program for At-Risk Youth sponsored by United Way.

Keyword Descriptors

juvenile, citizen, social skills, incident reports

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-3-2015 4:00 PM

End Date

3-3-2015 5:30 PM

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Mar 3rd, 4:00 PM Mar 3rd, 5:30 PM

Avoiding Juvenile Actions for Youth at Risk

Harborside Center East and West

Targeted Audience: Classroom Teachers, School Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, & Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO)

Brief Description: In this session participants will learn strategies that build trust and mutual respect necessary to establish and maintain positive school and community participation for students who may be at risk of dropping out of school and being caught up in the juvenile court system. Participants will learn techniques that can be used immediately for improving student’s attitudes and behavior.