Social Work Services in Schools

Social Work Services in Schools

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

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Completely updated with references to recent literature, legislation, court decisions, and current issues, this is the third edition of a widely used resource for those practicing social work in the schools. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding social work services in educational settings, as well as broad coverage of educational…  See more details below

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Completely updated with references to recent literature, legislation, court decisions, and current issues, this is the third edition of a widely used resource for those practicing social work in the schools. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding social work services in educational settings, as well as broad coverage of educational policy and social work practice, and current topics such as pupil rights and dealing with violence. New to this edition is a broader ecological perspective, with more attention to the effect of federal reforms, poverty, multiculturalism, and prevention efforts. Lead author Paula Allen-Meares is well known as an expert on child welfare and working with children in the school system. This book covers broad issues in education and the development of social work services in schools, including educational policy as it affects school social work practice, and how to plan, implement, and evaluate social work services in schools. In addition it includes new information on recent legislation and litigation, servicing disabled pupils, dealing with violence in the schools, and gay and lesbian youth; new material on the effects of welfare reform on children and their families; more material on diversity and its effects on social work practice in schools; and new topics such as school-linked services and the need to change systems within the school. This edition also includes more case material and examples to illustrate the concepts being discussed, and gives more attention to assessment, rating, and evaluation scales. For social workers and related professionals providing services to schools.

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Suitable for social work students and practitioners working in schools, this text covers education issues; a conceptual framework for social work services in schools; educational policy; and planning, implementing, and evaluating social work services in schools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138196653
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
10/28/1985
Series:
Prentice-Hall Series in Social Work Practice
Pages:
304

Meet the Author

Paula Allen-Meares is currently Chancellor and John Corbally Presidential Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Dean Emeritus/Professor Emeritus of Social Work and Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests include school social work, the tasks and functions of social workers employed in educational settings and other organizational variables that influence service delivery; improving the mental health/health of poor children and adolescents of color; adolescent pregnancy, including repeat births among adolescents and young adults; health care utilization, and social integration factors which influence sexual behavior and parenthood; and maternal psychiatric disorders and their direct and indirect effects on parenting skills and developmental outcomes of offspring. In addition, she has published on such topics as conceptual framework for social work and research methodologies. She has served as Principal Investigator on a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant, entitled Global Program for Youth, and was Co-Principal Investigator of the NIMH Center on Poverty, Risk, and Mental Health. Dr. Allen-Meares serves as a board member of the New York Academy of Medicine and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM).

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