Relational Aggression and African American Girls

Because of rates of suicidality among African American girls, this study examined African American girls' experiences with relational aggression, which has been linked to suicide. The authors found the negative effects of relational aggression were worse than those of bullying, so it was important to distinguish between the two when support victims. 

Friends( grades 6-12 ), Isolation & Support( grades 6-12 ), School Behavior( grades 6-12 ), School Safety & Microthreats ( grades 6-12 ), Self –Esteem( grades 6-12 )

Math Teacher Practices Affect Student Behavior and Attitudes

The study showed that when math teachers provided emotional support to their 4th and 5th grade students, the students were happier and experienced more self-efficacy in math. Better classroom organization improved student behavior, but not necessarily their happiness in class.

A Fun Place( grades 3-5 ), Behavior at School ( grades 3-5 ), Positive Feelings About Self ( grades 3-5 ), Reading and Math Performance ( grades 3-5 ), Teachers Who Care ( grades 3-5 ), Tries to Be a Good Learner ( grades 3-5 )

What Makes Restorative Justice/Community-Building Practices Successful

This brief discusses what school social workers or other school practitioners can do to prepare teachers and principals for implementing restorative justice/community-building practices. What works and what hinders successful practices.

A Fun Place( grades 3-5 ), Isolation & Support( grades 6-12 ), School Behavior( grades 6-12 ), School Safety & Microthreats ( grades 6-12 ), Teacher Support ( grades 6-12 )

Achieving, Behaving, Caring Intervention

An intervention in which a liaison promotes parent-teacher collaboration to improve the behavior of elementary school students.

Behavior at School ( grades 3-5 ), Parent Education Involvement( grades 3-5 ), Teachers Who Care ( grades 3-5 )

Microaggressions in special education classrooms with Latinx students

Find out how microaggressions can occur in pull-out special education classes and what school social workers and other school practitioners can do to help. The study focuses on Latino students in special education classrooms.

A Fun Place( grades 3-5 ), Teachers Who Care ( grades 3-5 ), School Safety & Microthreats ( grades 6-12 ), Teacher Support ( grades 6-12 )