Families Advocating for Voices of Resilience, Inc.

Families Advocating for Voices of Resilience INC.

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This year F.A.V.O.R. has started a School Suspension RESPITE Program (SSRP).  F.A.V.O.R. helps the student to address the problem directly, teaching them to understand why they were suspended and how they could have prevented it.   

Different youth are affected by at-risk conditions in different ways and have widely varying coping mechanisms. 


F.A.V.O.R is not concerned with how to identify which students are at risk, but rather when each student is at risk and how to address their needs.


“Every student is at risk for some reason. We cannot wait until a student is labeled as such to intervene; rather, we must plan for the success of all students.”


With our RESPRITE program we do preventive maintenance.  We approach a student’s suspension as a first-time occurrence that we don’t want to have repeated.   This Program looks at all the factors that affect the student.   

 Approach
 Examples
 F.A.V.O.R. Approach/Referrals
 
 
 A student is at-risk based upon characteristics that they bring to the school.
Hyperactivity, academically unprepared, Attention Deficit Disorder

Once it has been identified that the student exhibits characteristics that may put them at risk; seek to modify those characteristics or help the individual to develop

compensating strategies.
 
 

A student is at-risk based upon environmental

conditions
Inadequate support or commitment from family, care givers, schools, peer groups, community
  

Review Programs and other interventions geared towards Changing the student’s environment

School reform efforts designed to change school climate and culture

Programs aimed at increasing opportunities for positive peer group influences
 
 

A student is at-risk based upon their ability to meet

some important educational standard
 Cognitive, language, and social skills

Transitional and remedial programs that help young children succeed

Supplemental courses and/or programs to help students pass standardized tests or achieve graduation standards

 
 

A student is at-risk because adults within the school

have determined they will be unable to assume

adult roles based upon their behavior in school

Not attending school regularly, not engaging

in classroom activities, committing disruptive

and delinquent acts, drug abuse, sexual

promiscuity and/or pregnancy

Experience-based career education and work-study programs

Delinquency prevention programs or alternative programs for delinquents

Drug education and “student assistance” programs

Comprehensive health and family education programs that involve students and their families