The Effects of Transformational Humane Education on at Risk Youth in an Alternative School Setting
Professor Debbie Mims, Rhondda Waddell

The Transformational Humane Education (THE) IRB approved project promoted compassion and encouraged responsibility among middle and high school students enrolled in an alternative school. Interdisciplinary collaboration between the department of undergraduate social work and department of criminal justice, faculty and students, the alternative school staff (the principal, behavioral counselors, and teachers) conducted four humane education sessions, with the goal of helping highly at risk youth process and make ethical and humane decisions through working with animals. Each session was conducted with the entire student body. All students completed a pre/post-test. Conclusion: Humane education enables students to find workable solutions for a healthy, just society.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v4n1a17