Social Work Services in Schools

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Social Work Services in Schools covers broad school social work service issues, including education and development, effects of educational policy on practice, and planning, implementation, and evaluation. The editor, Paula Allen-Meares, is the Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is a well-known expert on child welfare and working with children in the school system. This book presents aspects of child, family, school and community social work in a comprehensive manner that includes material that all social work and child welfare professionals need, such as the effects of welfare reform on children and their families or diversity and its effects on social work practice in schools.

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Social Work Services in Schools, Fourth Edition
Edited by Paula Allen-Meares, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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. Social Work Services in Schools examines the roles and responsibilities of school personnel, the children and parents served by the school system, and the specific roles of social workers who deal with that system. Discussion topics include school-linked services, the need to change systems within the school, litigation and issues related to services to disabled pupils, and gay and lesbian youth.

Highlights of the Fourth Edition:

  • Presents the specialized professional knowledge required by CSWE and NASW, as well as recent legislation, litigation, and publications.
  • Provides comprehensive treatment of concepts, issues, and policies involved in school social work, and includes cases to illustrate them.
  • Includes new information about violence, racism, sexism, and pupils' rights, helping students understand the many issues that influence educational programs and the roles and functions of school social workers.
  • New material on assessment of the pupil, school, and community helps students understand the need to assess the multiple contexts and individuals comprising the pupil's ecosystem in order to more successfully intervene.

About 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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