Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Education, Leadership and Public Service
Reading Specialist (BR)
Dr. Judith Puncochar
Twelve administrators at Michigan Upper Peninsula (U.P.) high schools participated in 12 separate structured interviews to identify programs, services, and approaches to address trauma-related outcomes. Participants were three U.P. superintendents, eight principals, and one Intermediate School District (ISD) social worker who described a convergence of factors affecting assessment measures of programs, services, and approaches to address student trauma-related outcomes in U.P. high schools. The interviews addressed the identification of programs, services, and approaches to address trauma-related outcomes at U.P. high schools and the assessment measures in use to evaluate available programs, services, and approaches. A systems theory approach and understanding of trauma-informed schools were used to ground interpretation of the results. Data analysis was conducted utilizing mixed-methods. Key findings of the research clarified extent of use of program assessment methods to measure trauma-related program effectiveness and quality, identified goal outcomes of trauma-related programs, services, and approaches to include student attendance, wellness, and GPA, and determined perceived extent to which mission statements were inclusive to address student trauma-related programs, services, and approaches in U.P. high schools.
A product of the research included a compilation of programs, services, and approaches in use at U.P. high schools to address trauma-related outcomes in students (see Appendix A).
VanEnkevort, Jaime, "AVAILABILITY AND PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS, SERVICES, AND APPROACHES TO ADDRESS TRAUMA-RELATED OUTCOMES IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN" (2020). All NMU Master's Theses. 647.