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School Social Work, Eighth Edition: Practice, Policy, and Research / Edition 8

School Social Work, Eighth Edition: Practice, Policy, and Research / Edition 8

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School Social Work: Practice, Policy, and Research has been a foundational guide to the profession for over 40 years. The first comprehensive introduction to the field, the book has featured the writings of the pioneers in the field while also accommodating the remarkable changes and growing complexities of the profession with each subsequent revision. The profession continues to grow in both the US and internationally, despite the ever-present concerns surrounding limited resources, budgets, and social worker to student ratios. Contemporary school social work takes place throughout the whole school and community, it takes place through policy change, and it takes place with at-risk students and their families as well as through individual and group work with students who struggle both emotionally and academically. This book reflects the many ways that school social work practice impacts academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for both youths and the broader school community.

This revision features the contributions of 21 new scholars who bring their expertise in the field to this classic text. There are ten all-new chapters that reflect the current and emerging issues central to the profession, and eight extensive revisions of chapters from the previous edition. The eighth edition strengthens the book's focus on evidence informed practice, and places all content within the context of the prevailing multi-tiered model of school interventions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190615628
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/27/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 698
Sales rank: 291,082
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Carol Rippey Massat (MSW, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is professor and director of the social work program at the Indiana University, School of Social Work. She served as editor of School Social Work Journal for ten years and is the author of numerous social work publications.

Michael S. Kelly (MSW, PhD, University of Illinois-Chicago) is associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago. He is the associate editor of both Advances in School Mental health Promotion Journal and the International Journal of School Social Work.

Robert Constable (MSW, Loyola University, DSW, University of Pennsylvania) is professor emeritus of social work at Loyola University Chicago. He was lead editor and author on the first edition of this textbook, marking the first ever comprehensive introduction and guide to school social work. He is author of more than 100 publications in social work.

Table of Contents

Section I History and General Perspectives in School Social Work
Chapter 1. The Role of the School Social Worker
Chapter 2. The Characteristic Focus of the Social Worker in the Public Schools
Chapter 3. "Moving Through a Land of Wonders Wild and New": Grounding School Social Work Practice in an Organizational, Ecosystemic Understanding of the School
Chapter 4. Evidence Informed Practice in the Real World of School Social Work
Chapter 5. School Social Work Supervision
Chapter 6. The Process of Ethical Decision Making in School Social Work
Chapter 7. Ethical and Legal Complexities of Confidentiality for School Social Workers
Chapter 8. School Social Workers: School-Based Consultants Supporting a Multi-Tiered System of In-Direct Service
Section II The Policy Context for School Social Work Practice
Chapter 9. Educational Mandates for Children with Disabilities: School Policies, Case law and the School Social Worker
Chapter 10. The School Social Work Contribution to Meeting National Standards for Social Emotional Learning
Chapter 11. A History of the Education of African American Children
Chapter 12. Policy and Law Affecting School Social Work with Vulnerable Populations
Chapter 13. Bullying and Sexual Harassment in Schools
Section III Assessment and Practice-Based Research in School Social Work
Chapter 14. School Social Workers and the Pre-Referral Process: Problem-Solving Teams and Data-Driven Decision Making
Chapter 15. School Social Workers and the Special Education Process: From Assessment to IEPs to School Social Work Services
Chapter 16. The Screening and Assessment of Adaptive Behavior
Chapter 17. Needs Assessment: A Tool of Policy Practice in School Social Work
Chapter 18. Practitioner Research in the Schools: Becoming a Change Agent
Section IV Policy Practice
Chapter 19. Policy Practice for School Social Workers
Chapter 20. Tackling Oppression in Schools: Skills for School Social Workers
Chapter 21. Schools as Organizations
Chapter 22. Policy Development and the School Social Worker
Chapter 23. Making School Social Work Visible, Viable, and Valued in Schools
Section V Tier I Interventions
Chapter 24. Developing Safe, Responsive, and Respectful School Communities: Evidence Informed Tier 1 Interventions
Chapter 25. Evidence Informed Suicide Prevention in Schools
Section VI Tier Two Interventions in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students
Chapter 26. Evidence Informed Tier 2 Behavioral Interventions for At-Risk Students
Chapter 27. Teaching Social Skills in School Settings
Chapter 28. Working with Groups in Schools: Planning for and Working with Group Process
Chapter 29. Evaluation of School-Based Counseling Groups
Section VII Tier Three Interventions in Schools
Chapter 30. School Social Work Practice with Families of At-Risk Students
Chapter 31. Promoting Social Emotional Learning for Children with Special Needs
Chapter 32. Evidence Informed Mental Health Practice in Schools
Chapter 33. School-based Trauma-informed Care for Traumatic Events: Clinical and Organizational Practice
Appendix A The Practice of School Social Work
Appendix B The Wonderland of Social Work in the Schools or "How Alice Learned to Cope"
Appendix C Putting It All Together: A Hypothetical Case Study (Devin)

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