Social Work Services in Schools

ISBN-10: 0205627129

ISBN-13: 9780205627127

Edition: 6th 2010

Authors: Paula Allen-Meares, Betty L. Welsh, Robert O. Washington

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This comprehensive school social work text discusses major issues confronting education as well as practice directions for the design, delivery, and evaluation of school social work services. The Sixth Edition features a broader ecological perspective and more attention to the effects of federal reforms, poverty, multiculturalism, and prevention efforts. It offers information on recent legislation and litigation, servicing disabled pupils, dealing with violence in the schools, and counseling gay and lesbian youth. This edition also includes more case material and examples to illustrate the concepts being discussed.
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List price: $157.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/31/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Major Issues in American Schools
Purposes of Public Education
The Inexorable Link Between Poverty and School Performance
Schools, Their Students, and Their Communities
School Reform
Standards-Based Reform
Market-Based Reforms
The School as Community Hub
Early Childhood Care and Pre-K Education
Children's Health and Schools
Case for Class Discussion
For Study and Discussion
Additional Readings
School Social Work: Historical Development, Influences, and Practices
The Establishment of School Social Work
Early Influences
Early Definitions
Expansion in the 1920s
Influence of the Mental Hygiene Movement
Shifting Goals of the 1930s
Emphasis on Social Casework 1940-1960
Changing Goals and Methods in the 1960s
Expansion in the 1970s: The Call for Leadership
1980s: The Interface of Social Work and Education
For Study and Discussion
Additional Readings
Social Organization and Schools: A General Systems Theory Perspective
A General Systems Theory Perspective
Schools as Goal Oriented
Social Organization
Implications for Social Work Practice in Schools
For Study and Discussion
Additional Readings
An Ecological Perspective of Social Work Services in Schools
The Profession of Social Work
Intervention Methods
The Ecological Perspective
Case Illustration
Case Illustration
Case Illustration
Risk and Resiliency
Ecological Environments
A Framework for Specialization in School Social Work
For Study and Discussion
Additional Readings
Student Rights and Control of Behavior
Sources of School Districts' Authority
The In Loco Parentis Doctrine
Common Law of the Schools
The Legal Authority of the State
Basic Constitutional Rights
Due Process
Other Constitutional Rights
Freedom of Speech and Expression
The Tinker Case
Freedom of Dress and Appearance
Freedom of Religion
Other Privacy Issues
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
Sharing Student Information
Reasonable Search and Seizure
Discipline in the Schools
Corporal Punishment
Suspensions and Expulsions
Discipline of Children with Disabilities
School Attendance
Compulsory Education
Attendance and Certain Groups of Children
Children Who Are Homeless
Children with Disabilities
Children with Religious Objections to Public School Attendance
Children Who Do Not Attend School
Negative Consequences for Absent Children
For Study and Discussion
Violence in Schools
Major Trends and Issues
The Myth of a Continual Rise in School Violence Rates
Types of Interventions
Characteristics of Ineffective Interventions
Cultural Considerations
Social Work Research Contributions to Cultural Understandings of School Violence
Common Types of Interventions That Schools and School Social Workers Are Using
Program Interventions
Promising Prevention and Intervention Programs
Monitoring and Mapping as Methods and a Process
For Study and Discussion
Suggested Class Activities
Additional Readings
Web Sites with School Violence Prevention Information and Links to Many Other Useful Sites
Children with Disabilities
Background and Early Influences
Landmark Legislation: The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (P.L. 94-142)
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Today
Critical Elements of the IDEA
Section 504 Plans
Issues in Implementation
Renewed Attention to the Primacy of Emotional Development
Special Education Philosophy and Early Intervention
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Minority Representation in Special Education
Research in Special Education
Preschool Inclusion
Parent-Professional Relationships and Collaboration
Implications for Social Workers
For Study and Discussion
Additional Readings
Some Target Groups of Children
Enrollment and Staffing
The Concept of Pupil Life Tasks
Pupils Who Are at Risk of School Failure
At-Risk Preschoolers
Children from Low-Income Areas
The Migrant Child
Homeless Children
Adolescent Parents
AIDS and Youth
Gay and Lesbian Youth
Abused and Neglected Children
Kinship Care
Gang Violence and Delinquent Behaviors
Drug and Alcohol Users
Gifted and Talented Youth
For Study and Discussion
Additional Readings
Securing Equal Educational Opportunity: Language, Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
Bilingual and Bicultural Education
Antecedent Language Movements in the United States
The Move to Americanize Immigrant Children
The Reemergence of Bilingual Education
Definition of Bilingual and Bicultural Education
The Beginning Legal Framework of Bilingual and Bicultural Education
The No Child Left Behind Act
The Courts and Bilingual Education
The U.S. Supreme Court and Bilingual Education
Other Court Involvement and Bilingual Education
Courts and the No Child Left Behind Act
Background of Desegregation-Integration Efforts
The Challenge: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Implementation of the Brown Decision
The Neighborhood School
Busing Students and Racial Balance: A Legal and Political Issue
The Major Question Raised by the Busing Controversy
School Desegregation and "White Flight"
Continued U.S. Supreme Court Involvement in Desegregation Efforts
The U.S. Supreme Court and Resegregation
The Supreme Court and the Voluntary Use of Diversity Criteria
A Return to Racial Isolation
Conditions for Successful Desegregation
Is the Country Desegregated?
Gender and Educational Opportunity
The Systematic Relationship Between Sex-Role Development and Educational Practices
Legal Provisions: Sex Discrimination in Public Schools
Sex Discrimination and Pregnancy
Sexual Harassment and Title IX
Sexual Orientation and Equal Educational Opportunity
Equal Educational Opportunity: Social Work Values and Practices
For Study and Discussion
The Design of Social Work Services
Individual Context
School Organizational Context
Needs and Sociopolitical Demands of Multiple Stakeholders
Administrative Style
Political Dimensions in the Organization
Developing a Relationship of Trust with School Personnel
Interprofessional Practice
Research on the Effects of School Culture and Collaboration
Conducting an Assessment of School Culture
A System of Integrated Services
An Ecosystems Model
Community Context
Assessing Sociopolitical Dynamics of School and Community
Family and Parents Context
Socioeconomic Family Trends
Family Diversity
Working with School and Family
Assessing Oneself in Preparation for Services Delivery
Culturally Competent Assessment
Assessing Professional Values and Ethics
Assessing Professional Competency
Designing Empirically Supported Interventions Around Needs of the School
Matching Interventions to Diverse Client Groups and School Needs
Reconciling School and Social Work Outcome Priorities
Evidence-Based Programs That Work
Selecting an Evidence-Based Program That Fits
Services Evaluation and Reporting
Standards and Accountability
Social Work Services Plan
Reporting School Social Work Services
For Study and Discussion
Additional Readings
The Delivery of School Social Work Services
Expanded School Mental Health and School-Linked Services
Resources for Expanded School Mental Health Services
Consequences for School Social Work Services Delivery
Controversies for School Social Work Services Delivery
Emerging Roles of School Social Workers Within Expanded School Mental Health and School-Linked Services
Ethics in School Social Work Practice
Evidence-Based Practice
Preparing for EBP
Current Intervention Roles
Clinical Interventionist
Enabler and Facilitator
Diversity Specialist
Case Manager and Broker
Community Intervention
Policy Initiator and Developer
Specialized Intervention Skills
Intervention with Individual Students
Crisis Intervention
Working with Emotionally and Behaviorally Disturbed Students
Severe Behavior Problems and Conduct Disorder
Helping Individual Students with Conduct Disorder
Interventions with Bullying and Aggressive Behaviors
Violence Prevention
Intervention with Families
Foster Families and Children
Immigrant Families
Interventions with Groups
Intervention with Classrooms
Intervention with the School
For Study and Discussion
Additional Readings
Annotated Bibliography for Social Work Intervention with Pupils, Small Groups, Classrooms, Schools, Families, and Communities
Evaluating School Social Work
Program and Practice Evaluation: Meaning and Context
Why Evaluate Programs?
Why Evaluate Practice?
Politics of Context
Role of the Evaluator
Evaluability Assessment
Process and Outcome Evaluation: Compatibility and Purpose
Process Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation
Process and Outcome: One Without the Other
Needs Assessment
Designing and Implementing Evaluation Studies
Measurement Issues
Selection of Instruments
When Goals or Outcomes Are Not Achieved
Selected Types of Single-System Designs Useful in Evaluating School Social Work Services
Designs for Evaluation
Selected Group Research Designs for Evaluating School Social Work Practices
The Pretest-Posttest Design (O1-X-O2)
The Pretest-Posttest Comparison Group Design
The Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial (RCT)
Preparing an End-of-the-Year Summary Report
Ethical and Human Subjects Issues in Evaluation
For Study and Discussion
Annotated Bibliography of Evaluation Resources
An Example of Rural Practice
An Example of Urban Practice
Assessment of Adaptive Behavior and Individual Education Program
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