USING MIXED METHODS TO EXPLORE RESILIENCE, SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS, AND RE-SUSPENSION AMONG YOUTH IN A COMMUNITY-BASED ALTERNATIVE-TO-SUSPENSION PROGRAM
The study employed an explanatory sequential mixed methods design to examine resilience, social connectedness, and re-suspension rates among youth in a community-based alternative-to-suspension program. Quantitative data were collected from a sample of 102 youth participants using a baseline and post measure of resilience and social connectedness. Additional suspension data were gathered three months after participation in the program. Qualitative data were collected from a nested sample of 15 youth who participated in interviews at the middle and high school levels. Findings demonstrate a significant program effect in resilience and social connectedness; however, inconclusive results were associated with re-suspension. Quantitative and qualitative converged around the valuable role the program played in promoting youth efficacy and positive connections with adults and peers. Implications for understanding the role community-based organizations (CBOs) play in the lives of suspended youth are discussed.
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