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Thursday, October 12, 2017 • 10:00am
This session will provide an overview of the data collected on 63 youth in juvenile justice who participated in a Check & Connect mentoring program from 2012 to 2016. Dr. Qian will share longitudinal information on the attendance, suspension, and academic performances of these students, as well as interview data from students and their caregivers. She will include lessons learned from the project based on data from focus groups with key stakeholders (mentors, non-profit organizations serving justice-involved youth, school personnel, and parent advocates).
Presented by Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota • Research Track
Xueqin Qian, Ph.D., is a research associate at the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota with a doctorate in special education. She focuses much of her research on understanding engagement of at-risk youth and youth with disabilities. For the past two years, Dr. Qian has studied the re-entry experiences of justice-involved youth from correctional facilities to schools and communities. Dr. Qian was recently published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.