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The Adoption of the Monarch Room as an Alternative to Suspension and Expulsion in Addressing School Discipline Issues Among Court-Involved Youth
In Press, Urban Education (2016)
  • Angelique G Day, Wayne State University
Abstract
Suspension/expulsion is commonly used in schools, yet these practices can adversely affect students’ education well-being and do not improve student behavior. This study assesses the impact of the Monarch Room (MR) intervention, a trauma-informed alternative to school discipline suspension/expulsion policies, among a sample of 719 court-involved girls placed in residential care and enrolled in a public, chartered strict discipline academy over a three year period. MR use significantly decreased reliance on suspension/expulsion in addressing problematic behavior. School mobility and race were significant predictors of MR use, while school absences were not. Implications for policy and practice are also offered.
Keywords
  • trauna,
  • alternatives to suspension expulsion,
  • drop out prevention and recovery,
  • court involved youth and education well-being
Publication Date
2016
Citation Information
Angelique G Day. "The Adoption of the Monarch Room as an Alternative to Suspension and Expulsion in Addressing School Discipline Issues Among Court-Involved Youth" In Press, Urban Education (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/angelique_day/15/