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Dispelling Problem Behaviors in Adjudicated Teens and At-Risk Youth in the Barrio of Corpus Christi, Texas: A Preventative and Proactive Program focusing on Self Efficacy, Family Connectivity and Heal

Award Information

Award #
2004-JL-FX-0015
Location
Awardee County
Nueces
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2004
Total funding (to date)
$919,687

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $247,369)

The Support and Training of At-Risk Students (STARS) Project is a three-pronged intervention program designed to combat the disproportionately high rates of school dropouts, alcohol and drug abuse, lack of parental involvement, and victimization of adjudicated youth in the barrio of Corpus Christi, Texas. The STAR project will address academic issues through a tutoring and mentoring component (Self-Efficacy). Family involvement and reduction of familial stress will be addressed by the Family Connectivity component by providing family enrichment and anger management seminars and sponsoring weekly healthy family alternative programming. The Healthy Interaction component will address issues of participant and familial substance abuse, participant victimization, and inadequate coping skills by providing assessment, counseling, and prevention/intervention programs. All components will implement research-based strategies.NCA/NCF

The STARS Project will aid adjudicated/at-risk youth in positive decision making by continuing use of their three-prong program, which promotes family connectivity, healthy interactions and academic success. The STARS Project will increase literacy, improve family relationships and reduce the number of arrests and underlying problems in the at-risk population of Nueces County, Texas. The project will provide numerous services, including: 1) initial/follow-up assessments of participants, 2) research-based prevention and intervention lessons, 3) after-school tutoring, literacy assistance and academic advising, 4) counseling services, and 4) career advising and mentorship. The STARS project will measure its success through the evaluation of substance abuse, and the improvement of: 1) participant's literacy level, 2)social/emotional/psychosocial development, 3) ability to express emotions effectively, 4) school attendance and 5) the participant's attitudes towards school.NCA/NCF

Texas A&M University-Corpus Cristi will continue to implement the Supporting and Training of At-Risk Students (STARS) project, an intervention program targeting high school dropout, alcohol and drug abuse, lack of parental involvement, and victimization of adjudicated youth, within the barrio of Corpus Cristi, Texas. The primary goal is to improve decision-making skills of adjudicated and at-risk youth with focus on academic success, improving familial relationships, decreasing traumatic victimization, and reducing rates of substance abuse, truancy, and high school dropouts. The project activities will include the provision of: 1) initial/follow-up assessments of participants, 2) research-based prevention and intervention lessons, 3) after-school tutoring, literacy assistance and academic advising, 4) counseling services, and 4) career advising and mentorship.NCA/NCF

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will continue to implement the Supporting and Training of At-Risk Students (STARS) project, an intervention program targeting high school dropout, alcohol and drug abuse, lack of parental involvement, and victimization of adjudicated youth, within the barrio of Corpus Christi, Texas. The primary goal is to improve decision-making skills of adjudicated and at-risk youth with focus on academic success, improving familial relationships, decreasing traumatic victimization, and reducing rates of substance abuse, truancy, and high school dropouts. The project activities will include the provision of: 1) initial/follow-up assessments of participants, 2) research-based prevention and intervention lessons, 3) after-school tutoring, literacy assistance and academic advising, 4) counseling services, and 5) career advising and mentorship. The program will measure the number of participants that complete the program and obtain employment.
NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 11, 2004