• Wellness: Preventative care for middle school girls

      Doll, Kimberly L.; The College at Brockport (2007-01-01)
      An eight-week psycho-educational group to improve wellness knowledge and content was examined. A pre- and post-test was given to 10 female seventh and eighth grade students in a rural, predominately Caucasian middle school in order to measure: 1) An increase in students’ knowledge of spiritual wellness and ability to identify ways to increase spiritual wellness, 2) an increase in students’ knowledge of the self-direction component of wellness and the ability to identify ways to improve self-direction, 3) an increase in students’ knowledge of work and leisure and the ability to increase this component of wellness, 4) an increase in knowledge of friendship wellness as well as ability to identify ways to increase friendships, and 5) an increase in knowledge of the love component of wellness as well as ways to increase love relationships. Findings indicated that group experience was effective for helping student’s identify and understand wellness as a whole, gain the knowledge of various components of wellness, as well as ways to improve each type of wellness. Implications for school counselors are proposed.
    • What Academically At Risk Students Need from a Summer Transition Program

      Kaiser, Tiffany N.; The College at Brockport (2008-01-01)
      The topic of school transitions and school transition programs were examined and reported on. At risk students transitioning from 8th to 9th grade were identified and completed a self reporting survey of 14 questions regarding what they have as academic, social/emotional, and programmatic needs. Eighth grade teachers were also surveyed regarding what they saw as the student's academic, social/emotional and programmatic needs. Survey results concluded that that the identified students lack social and academic support and reported that the students' would like more support from teachers. Students and teachers alike identified topics that would be helpful in a summer transition program, including how much homework to expect in high school, what classes to take, and the layout of the building.
    • “What Do I Want to Do When I Grow Up?” – A Look at the Impact of Career Curriculum in the Fifth Grade

      Outland, Rafael; Kusse, Elyse; The College at Brockport (2015-10-01)
      Current research suggests that early exposure to career-related curriculum may give students more academic buy-in resulting in higher graduation rates. The ASCA model suggests that career development should be a K-12 program providing students with the skills to “investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self” (ASCA, 2005). Though research regarding career interventions at the elementary level is sparse, the literature suggests that beginning to introduce career curriculum at such a developmentally fundamental time could have significant impact on student success and ultimately career choice. This study examines the impact career curriculum taught by the School Counselor has on the knowledge fifth grade students have regarding their post-secondary options. These findings are applied to the school setting in order to develop a more well-rounded comprehensive plan.
    • Where do we go from here? A workshop about career and college choices.

      Briggs, Jessica M.; The College at Brockport (2006-01-01)
      A graduate students final thesis project was presented. The inspirations of this researcher to create a workshop that would help parents and students work together to make decisions about their future and help to increase their awareness of career and college choices was explored and defined. The focus on Junior's in high school and their parents was explained and presented through topics such as the effects of career choice, career stages, transition periods in high school and beyond, support systems and the decision making process. The sample size for this research was n= 3 for the parents and n=4 for the students. The thesis presented was gathered through journals, books and individual research.
    • Who is My Brothers’ Keeper? Stressors that African American Males Encounter during Their College Experience

      Outland, Rafael; Linzy, Charlene; The College at Brockport (2016-04-01)
      The purpose of this study is to address the stressors that African American males encounter during their college experiences, specifically at Predominantly White Colleges and Universities (PWCUs). At minimum, African American males carry the burden of two negative social identities as they move through society; one as a member of the African American race (i.e., anti-Black racism) and the other as a Black male (i.e., Black misandry and oppression). African American male collegians constantly confront negative stereotypes about their intellect and must excel academically despite racially biased course content and racially insensitive instructors. I created a 51 item questionnaire according to stressors (minority stress, racism-related stress, group based discrimination, and upbringing and socioeconomic stress) discussed in the literature. Findings from the study showed that African American male students did experience these stressors but the variance was scattered. Moreover, further research is needed to properly address the impact of stress on the academic success of African American males.
    • Whose Responsibility Is It? Assessing the needs of Pregnant and Parenting Teens

      Johnson, Tanishia A.; The College at Brockport (2006-01-01)
      This study encompasses research that suggests the need for more supportive services within the national school system for pregnant and parenting teens. This report further details the effectiveness of supportive services within an urban high school, located in western New York which provides on site supportive services for pregnant and parenting teens. The author has included a literature review which details current information on this topic. This report further includes the author’s assessment of the teen parent program coordinated within the school by the YWCA and the results of a survey completed by program participants.
    • Women and Economic Self-Sufficiency: An Analysis of a Program in a Community-Based Organization

      Rachow, Lindsay A.; The College at Brockport (2009-01-01)
      The objective of this project is to conduct an archival qualitative and quantitative study on a current program, Women On The Move (WOTM), and assess the effectiveness of this program. WOTM engaged approximately ten women deemed low income heads of household, for eighteen months, in efforts necessary to move each woman and her household to sustainable economic self-sufficiency as measured by the Self Sufficiency Standard (SSS) and the women's personal self sufficiency goals. The methods used to conduct this research include an archival analysis of existing data from 2008. These data were compiled when the program was initially evaluated in 2008. The purpose of this study is to answer the question, how effective is a nine-month group teaching women how to build self-efficacy and economic self-sufficiency?