Social Work Services in Schools / Edition 2

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This comprehensive school social work text discusses major issues confronting education and practice directions for the design, delivery, and evaluation of school social work services.
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Editorial Reviews

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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205173303
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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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Table of Contents

1 Major issues in American schools 1
2 School social work : historical development, influences, and practices 26
3 Social organization and schools : a general systems theory perspective 60
4 An ecological perspective of social work services in schools 81
5 Student rights and control of behavior 108
6 Violence in schools 145
7 Children with disabilities 182
8 Some target groups of children 222
9 Securing equal educational opportunity : language, race, gender and sexual orientation 262
10 The design of social work services 293
11 The delivery of school social work services 317
12 Evaluating practice and programs 361
App. I An example of rural practice 398
App. II An example of urban practice 407
App. III Assessment of adaptive behavior and individual education program 414
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