Creating Safe Schools With Empathy And Peace-building Strategies: Social Worker As Hermeneutist

Creating Safe Schools With Empathy And Peace-building Strategies: Social Worker As Hermeneutist

by Lisa Romano-Dwyer PhD.


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This book introduces methods for social workers and other professional school-based counsellors to use in collaborative counselling sessions with students and young people. This book reviews evidence-based programs currently used in schools including peer mentoring, restorative justice, and virtues education. It also presents evidence on

what works from two local research projects led by the author. Findings revealed that students are likely to engage in meaningful

relationship with teachers, child and youth workers, social workers and psychologists.

Arts-based counselling activities engaged marginalized students in meaningful dialogue about their feelings. This book

further elaborates on the intimate emotional space created in counselling sessions. It discusses the importance of the consent

process when working with vulnerable populations. Written primarily for regulated mental health clinicians, this book

offers hope to young people and families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780228806936
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 02/22/2019
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Lisa Romano-Dwyer, PhD, RSW graduated with a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto in 1993, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Culture, Language & Learning from York University in 2013. Lisa is a highly awarded academic scholar and ethnographer who has presented nationally and internationally. She has been the lead investigator on a number of community-based research and evaluation projects over the years. Similar to her clinical approach, Lisa uses person-centered mixed methods when examining social phenomena, program effectiveness, and/or project impact on clients or consumers of service. Currently, practicing social work in the regions of Toronto & Peel, Lisa has extensive clinical expertise and work experiences. She remains an avid member and supporter of the local professional college of social work in Ontario whose continued development is vital to individual, family, and community health and wellness. Serving as a regulated health practitioner, Lisa offers a creative blend of strength-based solution-focused social work approaches that engage the imaginations of children and families in their own healing.

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