ERIC Number: ED267313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Social Worker's Role in Mobilizing a School System to Address the Issues of Divorce and Separation.
Shoul, Rohna A.
A team consisting of a school psychologist, a social worker, and two school counselors developed a program in Newton, Massachusetts to deal with children's problems resulting from their parents' separations and divorces. School staff was surveyed and interest was reported in the following areas of separation and divorce issues: (1) knowing more about the emotional and academic effects on the student in school; (2) getting ideas to use in working with students; (3) understanding when to make appropriate referrals to psychological services staff; and (4) knowing laws and regulations governing child custody. The program included community involvement and in-school programming. In the community involvement segment a conference was held for social agencies and school personnel, a meeting was conducted with a single parent group and school personnel, the movie "Divorce Comes to School" was promoted, and a resource brochure for school personnel and parents was developed. In the in-school programming segment a staff survey was conducted, a teacher curriculum was developed, in-service staff workshops were developed, and follow-up was conducted with faculty and staff. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Social Workers (3rd, New Orleans, LA, January 31-February 3, 1985).