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School social work : national perspectives on practice in schools

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  • Creator edited by Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Tory Cox and Michelle Alvarez
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2017
  • Physical Details
    • xviii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9780190273842, 0190273844
  • OCLC ocn951915797


  • School Social Work: National Perspectives on Practice in Schools aims to provide a contemporary understanding of school social work practice given the changing educational context. While unique in that the content aligns with the newly developed national practice model developed by SSWAA, the text includes several other useful features. For one, practice and policy are approached from an intersectionality perspective, which provides a framework for thinking about various systems of oppression and allows the practitioner to account for the unique experience of students based on migration experience, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and gender. Theory and practice (alongside case studies) also illustrate school social work across the United States in a variety of settings. And finally, the authors -- including school social work practitioners and school social work researchers/academics -- are representative of various regions in the country, thereby providing a national overview of the profession. School Social Work is an undeniably invaluable resource for school social workers, school social work students, and school-based clinicians. -- Provided by publisher.


  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction / Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Tory Cox, Michelle Alvarez -- Chapter 1: History of School Social Work / Gary Lee Shaffer and Randy A. Fisher -- Chapter 2: The National Practice Model for School Social Work / Andy Frey, Jim Raines, Christine A. Sabatino, Michelle Alvarez, Brenda Lindsey, Anne McInerney, Frederick Streeck -- Chapter 3: Changing the Paradigm for School Social Work Roles / Martell Teasley & Laura Richard -- Chapter 4: The Evidence-Base for School Social Work / Kevin Tan, Mimi Mumm, Stefan Battle, & Mary Sheehan -- Chapter 5: The Changing Context of School Social Work Practice / Susan Stone and Y. Kafi Moragne-Patterson -- Chapter 6: Contemporary Federal Policy & School Social Work: Implications for Practice and Opportunities for Leadership / Andrew Brake and Benjamin Roth -- Chapter 7: Special Education / Joelle D. Powers, Danielle K. Swick, & and Janet Cherry -- Chapter 8: Ethical and Legal Foundations for School Social Work Practice / James C. Raines & Nic T. Dibble -- Chapter 9: Multi-tiered Systems of Support: Schoolwide Evidence-Based Interventions / Aaron M. Thompson & Tory Cox -- Chapter 10: Multi-tiered Systems of Support: Targeted Evidence-Based Interventions / Aaron M. Thompson & Jane Piester -- Chapter 11: Mental Health Services in the Schools: Collaboration in a Multi-Tiered System / Kateri Picard Ray & Chris Alhman -- Chapter 12: The School Social Worker: Supporting Academic Success Through Social Emotional Learning / Annette Johnson & Cassandra McKay-Jackson -- Chapter 13 Progress Monitoring and Data-Based Decision Making / Kimberly Israel & Julie O'Donnell -- Chapter 14: Evaluation / Brenda Lindsey, Chris Sabatino, Kari Smith, & Rebecca Kunkel -- Chapter 15: School Social Work in a Global Context / Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Sachiko Bamba, Gunay Ismayilova, Mei Ling Tan-Wu -- Chapter 16: Conclusion: The Future of the Profession / Laura Hopson, Cynthia Franklin, & Mary Beth Harris -- Appendix A: Supplemental Ethical Standards for School Social Work Practice
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