Leaving no girl behind: Clinical intervention effects on adolescent female academic "high-risk" behaviors

Markie L.C. Blumer, Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson

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Abstract

Female adolescents are negatively impacted by the effects of dropping out of school. Considerable amounts of information regarding the causes of dropping out, and suggestions for intervention programs exists, however there is little on the effect of clinical programming on dropout prevention. Thus archival information from after-school and individual therapy services within a community agency were evaluated for overall clinical effect, with specific attention to the after-school program's effect on academic behaviors. Analysis indicated an overall positive therapeutic effect, as well as a positive change in academic behaviors for female participants in both programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-42
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Feminist Family Therapy
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Adolescent female
  • After-school programs
  • Dropout prevention
  • Effectiveness research
  • Gender-specific program
  • High school dropout

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Applied Psychology

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