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School Social Work: A Direct Practice Guide

by JoAnn Jarolmen SAGE Publications, Inc
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School Social Work: A Direct Practice Guide is a text for courses in school social work. It covers the foundations of working with children and adolescents in schools, applying practice knowledge to the special school and population settings. The main goal of this text is to a provide hands on and practical experience for students studying to become school social workers. Each chapter will review a basic concept and then use two in-depth activities to apply the concepts to practice. It will be closely aligned with the EPAS standards and will have a strong focus on evidence based interventions, critical thinking, and diversity. The books will cover the following topics: Typical day in the life of a school social work; Introduction, special topics, and skills and techniques; special education; collaboration and school consultation; diversity; current issues in education; policy and evaluation; case studies and global issues

Introduction Chapter 1: An Overview of the Theoretical Information Necessary in the Field of School Social Work Chapter 2: A Typical Day? Chapter 3: Introduction and Definitions: Discussion of the Skills, Techniques and Essential Practices Chapter 4: Special Education Component of School Social Work Chapter 5: Collaboration and Consultation with Parents, Faculty, Staff and Administration Chapter 6: Ethical Dilemmas Chapter 7: Competence in Working with Cultural Competence Chapter 8: Current Societal Issues Affecting Children in Schools Chapter 9: Crisis Intervention Chapter 10: Engagement, assessment and intervention skills in the school for groups using a variety of practice methods Chapter 11: Studies, Analysis and Discussion from an Authentic School Practice Perspective Chapter 12: School Policy, Program Development and Evaluation Chapter 13: Practice Evaluation Chapter 14: Global Issues in School Social Work Conclusion Appendix 1 Appendix 2: The Columbia Suicide Screening

Cyberbullying, program development for bullying prevention, the Olweus anti-bullying program, PFLAG, conflict resolution and peer mediation are among the topics discussed in School Social Work: A Practical Guide. Researchers will be especially interested in the sections on innovations from abroad. Countries covered include: Canada, Ghana, Japan, Korea, Germany, Hungary, Malta, and the Scandinavian countries. Current problems faced by the world's children are also discussed. Solution focused therapy designed specifically for the schools is one of the guiding frameworks. On the practical side, substance abuse screening tools, a suicide screening tool, survey material, and guidelines for work on behalf of sexual minority students are provided. This book is an much-needed addition to the literature that will be useful for school social workers, social work educators, and researchers on social work with children and youths. Katherine S. van Wormer - University of Northern Iowa
Biographical Information I worked as a school social worker for 27 years in elementary, junior high and high schools. After that period, I was a therapist in a school for emotionally disturbed children for 3 years. This was a high school situation and most of the students were classified as emotionally disturbed for educational purposes. They ran the gamut from acting out behaviors to severely withdrawn. Suicidal attempts and hospitalization had occurred for many of these students. After that experience, I decided to teach at the college level in the hope of contributing to the social work profession. I taught as a visiting professor, adjunct professor, senior lecturer and assistant professor (tenure track). As a senior lecturer, I taught at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York. My teaching specialty has been in the area of school social work and direct practice. I taught the school course as an advanced practice course in the fall, 2005, then took a tenure track position at Dominican College (Blauvelt, NY). I was able to teach at NYU (Rockland Campus) as an adjunct during this time. I taught school social work there are well. At Dominican, I was field director and taught macro level courses. I am very aware of the needs of social work interns in the schools and have therefore endeavored to add my text as an essential auxiliary tool. Presently, Iam an adjunct professor at Columbia University. In 2006, I had a book published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, England. The name of the book is: When a Family Pet Dies: A Parentsa Guide to Helping their Children with Loss. Its purpose is to help parents deal with their childrenas needs when they lose their pet.