At-Risk Students

Relationships with your peers, interactions in the family household and the emotional strength to handle stressful situations define childhood and our young adolescent years. For students battling emotional, physical or psychological turmoil a strong foundation of support should be created in their lives to help them to overcome and better themselves for the future.


Alternative Programs: At Risk, Alternative Classrooms, School within-a-school, Juvenile Justice Centers, Conflict Resolution Training, Substance Abuse Prevention, Emotional, Eating Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Homeless Education, Summer School, Life Skills Training, Dropout Prevention, GED Classes, Teen & Pregnant Mothers

At Risk Afterschool Programs: Afterschool programs for students who are at risk.

Crisis Centers : A center staffed especially by volunteers who give support and advice to people experiencing personal crises (Coming 2010)

Eating Disorder Centers: An alarming rate of high school students develop eating disorders. Feelings of work, school, relationships, day to day activities and relationships affect the emotional well being from mild mental anguish to life threatening conditions. There are many centers in the U.S. that can help your child.

Military Schools: Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), Military Schools, Federal Service Academies, Cadet Corps, Military Junior Colleges and State Sponsored Academies.

Psychologist Directory: A psychologist is someone who studies the human mind and behavior.

Recovery Schools: Recovery Schools are secondary schools designed specifically for students in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency.

Therapeutic Schools & Programs: Students may need special attention that they cannot receive in the classroom. Perhaps there are problems outside the classroom that are affecting their work. Residential programs can help. Including: Wilderness Programs, Outdoor Therapeutic Programs, Residential Treatment Center, Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Programs, Therapeutic Boarding Schools, Youth Adult Programs, Transitional Living, Impatient & Residential Treatment Centers, Specialized Boarding Schools, Young Adult Programs, Emotional Growth Boarding Schools & Therapeutic Wilderness Programs in the U.S.

Substance Abuse Centers: For those who have abused substances such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco for a varied and complicated reasons, there are facilities they can visit for help. (Coming April 2010)

Suicide & Teen Hotlines: A crisis hotline is a phone number people can call to get immediate over-the-phone emergency counseling, usually by trained volunteers.

Important Information:

Achievement Gap in the United States: The observed disparity on a number of educational measures between the performance of groups of students, especially groups defined by gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

At Risk Students: Students who are "at risk" of failing academically, for one or more of any several reasons.

Bullying: Information on Bullying. The efefcts, types and ways to prevent bullying.

Child Abuse: Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child or children.

Bullying in Teaching: School teachers are commonly the subject of bullying but they are also sometimes the originators of bullying within a school environment.

Depression: Depression can impact simple daily activities and can have a lasting effect in a person's life and future success.

Dropping Out: Dropping out means leaving a group for either practical reasons, necessities or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves.

Eating Disorders: Condition which affects an individuals eating habits, either as a result of their own doing (self-inflicted), or as a bodily reaction to the consumption of food. Eating disorders can range from mild mental anguish to life-threatening conditions, and can affect every aspect of an individuals daily life. Including: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Rumination Syndrome, Orthorexia Nervosa, Selective Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Disorder, Binge Eating Disorder

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) is a broad category which is used commonly in educational settings, to group a range of more specific perceived difficulties of children and adolescents.

Hazing: Hazing is an often ritualistic test, which may constitute harassment, abuse or humiliation with requirements to perform meaningless tasks; sometimes as a way of initiation into a social group.

High School Dropouts: Consequences, Drop Out Rate Measurement, Motivation, Relationship Roles, Risk Factors, Standardized Testing Effects, Theories.

Neglected/Deliquent Students:Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youths Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk.

Peer Pressure: The influence exerted by a peer group in encouraging a person to change his or her attitudes, values, or behavior in order to conform to group norms

Pushout: Student that leaves his school before graduation, through the encouragement of the school

Relational Aggression: Type of aggression in which harm is caused through damage to one's relationships or social statu.

School Discipline: School discipline is the system of rules, punishments and behavioral strategies appropriate to the regulation of children and the maintenance of order in schools. Its aim is to control the students actions and behavior. Including: Expulsion, School Corporal Punishment, Suspension.

School District Drug Policies: School district drug policies are measures that administrators of a school district put into place to discourage drug use by students.

School Shootings: A school shooting is an incident in which gun violence occurs at an educational institution.

School Violence: Violence in the education system is a growing problem that must be dealt with accordingly.

Serious Emotional Disturbance: Those who have had a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder interfering with one or more major life activities, such as the abilities to eat, bathe, and dress oneself, or the abilities to function effectively in social, familial, and educational contexts.

Sexual Abuse: The forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another.

Sexual Harassment in Education: Sexual harassment in education in the United States is an unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that interferes with a American's student's ability to learn, study, work or participate in school activities.

Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment in education is unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that interferes with a student's ability to learn, study, work or participate in school activities.

Social Anxiety: Social anxiety is an experience of fear, apprehension or worry regarding social situations and being evaluated by others.

Substance Abuse: substance abuse is the overindulgence in and dependence of a drug or other chemical leading to effects that are detrimental to the individual's physical and mental health, or the welfare of others.

Teenage Pregnancy: Data supporting teenage pregnancy as a social issue in developed countries include lower educational levels, higher rates of poverty, and other poorer "life outcomes" in children of teenage mothers. Teenage pregnancy in developed countries is usually outside of marriage, and carries a social stigma in many communities and cultures. For these reasons, there have been many studies and campaigns which attempt to uncover the causes and limit the numbers of teenage pregnancies.

Zero Tolerance:A zero-tolerance policy in schools is a policy of punishing any infraction of a rule, regardless of accidental mistakes, ignorance, or extenuating circumstances.