Social Work in Schools

Social Work in Schools

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This accessible and authoritative text gives social workers the tools they need for effective and ethical practice in school settings. Readers learn practical skills for observation, assessment, intervention, and research that will enable them to respond to the needs of diverse students from preschool through the secondary grades. The book presents strategies for dealing with particular problems, such as violence, trauma, parental absence, substance abuse, bereavement, and mental health concerns. Also reviewed are developmental issues that can interfere with school success. Specific guidelines for implementing interventions, including group work, are provided. Student-friendly features include many concrete examples; study and discussion questions; and reproducible letters, forms, and checklists.Use the strengths perspective and provide choices. Support the entire ... A letter introduces the social worker or teacher to the parents and describes the services offered. A sample introduction letter from a social worker is found in Appendix 3.1 . Racial and ... The way in which a studenta#39;s racial and ethnic backgrounds are received at school plays a major role in his or her attitudes about school. Likewiseanbsp;...

Title:Social Work in Schools
Author: Linda Openshaw
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-05-18

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