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School Social Work Practice, Policy, and Research

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-08-18
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR

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School Social Work: Practice, Policy, and Research has been a foundational guide to the profession for over 40 years. Featuring 30 readings divided into five parts, this best-selling text reflects the many ways that school social work practice impacts academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for both youths and the broader school community. The essays include selections from both pioneers in the field and newcomers who address the remarkable changes and growing complexities of the profession.

The ninth edition of School Social Work features a stronger focus on evidence informed practice and adds substantial new content related to antiracist practice and trauma-informed care. It retains the holistic model of school social work practice that has informed all previous editions of this cornerstone text, making it a relevant and vital resource for today's practitioners and students as schools grapple with how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

Author Biography

Michael S. Kelly (MSW, PhD, University of Illinois-Chicago) is associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago. He is the associate editor of both Advances in School Mental health Promotion Journal and the International Journal of School Social Work.

Carol Rippey Massat (MSW, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is professor and director of the social work program at the Indiana University, School of Social Work. She served as editor of School Social Work Journal for ten years and is the author of numerous social work publications.

Robert Constable (MSW, Loyola University, DSW, University of Pennsylvania) is professor emeritus of social work at Loyola University Chicago. He was lead editor and author on the first edition of this textbook, marking the first ever comprehensive introduction and guide to school social work. He is
author of more than 100 publications in social work.

Table of Contents


Section I: History and General Perspectives in School Social Work
1. The Role of the School Social Worker
Robert Constable and Michael S. Kelly

2. ?Moving Through a Land of Wonders Wild and New?: Grounding School Social Work Practice in an Organizational, Ecosystemic Understanding of the School
Kate Phillippo

3. Evidence-Informed Practice in the Real World of School Social Work
Michael S. Kelly

4. Supervision for School Social Workers
Charles Barr, Michael S. Kelly, and Amy Greenberg

5. The Process of Ethical Decision Making in School Social Work: The Case of Confidentiality
James C. Raines and Tory Cox

6. Ethical and Legal Complexities of Confidentiality for School Social Workers
Sandra Kopels and Michael S. Kelly

Section II: The Policy Context for School Social Work
7. The Role of the Consultant in School Social Work
Lindsay Evans, Kyle Walke, and Carol Rippey Massat

8. Institutionalized Anti-Black Racism in U.S. Education: Implications for Antiracist School Social Work Practice
Sheila R. Dennis

9. Educational Mandates for Children with Disabilities: School Policies, Case Law, and the School Social Worker
Michael S. Kelly, Sandra Kopels, Malcolm Rich, and Carol Rippey Massat

10. A History of the Education of African American Children
Cassandra McKay-Jackson and Carol Rippey Massat

11. Policy and Law Affecting School Social Work with Marginalized Populations
Cassandra McKay-Jackson and Carol Rippey Massat

Section III: Assessment and Service Delivery Development in School Social Work
12. School Social Workers and the Pre-referral Process: Problem-Solving Teams and Data-Driven Decision Making
Michele Capio and Laura Swanlund

13. School Social Workers and the Special Education Process: From Assessment to Individualized Education Programs to School Social Work Services
Michael S. Kelly, Michele Capio, and Laura Swanlund

14. The Screening and Assessment of Adaptive Behavior and Functional Performance
James C. Raines and Holly Beck Riordan

15. Using Assessments to Design Data-Driven Student and School Services: Multitiered Case Examples
Sheila R. Dennis, Kyle Walke, and Jane Zobel

Section IV: Policy Practice
16. Policy Practice for School Social Workers
Carol Rippey Massat and Elizabeth Lehr Essex

17. Tackling Oppression in Schools: Skills for School Social Workers
Andrew Brake and Leon Livingston

18. Using Organizational Analysis in Schools
Emily Shayman

19. Policy Development and the School Social Worker
Annahita Ball

20. Making School Social Work Visible, Viable, and Valued
Elizabeth Lehr Essex, Noriko Yamano, and Carol Rippey Massat

Section V: Multitiered Interventions
21. Multitiered Systems of Supports: A Framework for Improving Schools
Hank Bohanon, JoAnne Malloy, and Michael S. Kelly

22. Preventing Bullying and School Violence: The Importance of Whole-School Approaches
Gordon Capp and Michael S. Kelly

23. Developing Safe, Responsive, and Respectful School Communities: Evidence-Informed Tier 1 Interventions
Aidyn L. Iachini and Tasha M. Childs

24. Evidence-Informed Suicide Prevention in Schools
Michael Valenti, Mary Margaret Kerr, and Garry King

25. Evidence-Informed Tier 2 Behavioral Interventions
Brenda Coble Lindsey

26. Group Work in Schools
Elena C. Mrozinske

27. School Social Work Practice with Families Across Multitiered Systems of Supports
Samantha Bates

28. Promoting Social-Emotional Learning for Children with Special Needs
Aaron M. Thompson, Wendy M. Reinke, Keith C. Herman, and Anna M. Kim

29. Evidence-Informed Mental Health Interventions in Schools
Michael S. Kelly

30. School-Based Trauma-Informed Care: Evidence-Informed Clinical and Organizational Considerations
Michael S. Kelly

Appendix A: The Wonderland of Social Work in the Schools, or How Alice Learned to Cope
Sally Goren

Appendix B: Putting it All Together: A Hypothetical Case Study: Devin

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