14c_at_risk_POST - At Risk Populations "At...

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Unformatted text preview: At Risk Populations "At Risk" v. "Placed at Risk" "At Risk" Defined Children and youth who are in situations that can lead to academic and behavioral problems which could limit their success in school and later in life "Placed At Risk" Defined Children and youth who are placed at risk of educational failure by many adverse factors (practices and situations) . . . but who are not inherently at risk Factors -- see page 387 Groups Placed "At Risk" Focus book: x x poverty x urban schools x racially/ethnicall y diverse kids x ELL et al. x legal system x x x x x x homeless substance abuse abuse/neglect single-parent homes significant loss pregnancy sexual identity Poverty Comments -- J. Elders (3/02) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. importance of prevention "temple of betterment" "sponges" poverty: "Five-H Club" hungry, healthless, homeless, hugless, hopeless goal: "We want all of our ...." Select Features x Relationship to school failure x Issues: Impact on physical and cognitive development Lack of critical resources Links to social problems x Federal attention Recommendations for Teachers (Evertson et al., 2006) x x x x x understanding & adjustments trusting relationship w/ teacher safe environment benefits of school "hidden" rules/expectations Homeless Children & Youth Abuse & Neglect Taxonomy x Types of abuse: emotional physical (includes sexual) Types of neglect: emotional physical x Texas Family Code -- Chapter 34 Any person having cause to believe [italics added] that a child's physical or mental health or welfare has been may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect must [italics added] report the case to any local or state law enforcement agency and to the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. Teacher Tips x x x x x Know the procedures Provide a safe, nurturing classroom Be approachable Be vigilant for the signs [pp. 398-399] Understand the "typical" dynamics ...
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