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Friday, October 13, 2017 • 1:15pm
This session will provide an overview of the data collected on 63 juvenile offenders who participated in a Check & Connect mentoring program from 2012 to 2016. This presentation will share longitudinal information of the attendance, suspension, and academic performances of these students. Interview data from students themselves and the caregivers will also presented. The session will end with lessons learned from the project based on data from focus groups of key stakeholders, including 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. Dr. Qian holds 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. She also works on issues related to improving transition outcomes for students with Autism. Dr. Qian has recently published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.