Offering a unique focus on evidence-based interventions, critical thinking, and diversity, School Social Work: A Direct Practice Guide covers the foundations of working with children and adolescents in the schools. Each chapter reviews a basic concept and then provides two in-depth activities that allow readers to apply the concepts to real life practice situations. Practical, hands-on experiences, best practice approaches, and case examples throughout the book demonstrate assessments and techniques in action with vulnerable populations and help readers to understand the nuances and complexities of working in a school environment. The book begins with an overview of theory important to social work in the school setting, then covers a wide array of topics, including a typical day in the life of a school social worker; skills and techniques; special education; crisis intervention; collaboration and school consultation; current issues in education; ethical dilemmas; policy, program development, and evaluation; and global issues in school social work.
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 and School Social Work
Chapter 5: Collaboration and Consultation with Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Administration
Chapter 6: Ethical Dilemmas
Chapter 7: Proficiency in Working with Cultural Competence
Chapter 8: Current Societal Issues Affecting Children in Schools
Chapter 9: Engagement, Assessment, and Intervention Skills in the School for Individuals Using Evidence-Based Practice Modalities and Other Practice Methods
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