Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Student and Family Education Court: A Trauma-Informed Truancy Diversion Program
by Young, Tron M., Ed.D., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2019, 73; 13857932
Abstract (Summary)

Many schools across the nation are looking for effective ways to address truancy. Considering trauma informed practices is a promising approach, but an important obstacle to implementation is the dominant perspective that a punitive approach is more appropriate or effective. By researching how partnerships between the school, juvenile courts, and community social agencies can impact students that are chronically truant, we can better understand how to replicate the use of trauma informed practices in the educational settings to address truancy. The purpose of this qualitative study is to find out to what extent and how the Student and Family Education Court truancy diversion program is considering trauma in its intervention. In other words, is the truancy diversion program taking into account the traumatic experiences of students and families, as intended, when developing interventions?

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Puchner, Laurel D.
Commitee: Anderson, Patrick, Yu, Tianlong
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, Educational administration
Keywords: Educational leadership, Middle school, Trauma, Truama-informed, Truancy diversion programs
Publication Number: 13857932
ISBN: 9781392263518
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