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ERIC Number: EJ893932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0161-5653
Evaluating a Community-School Model of Social Work Practice
Diehl, Daniel; Frey, Andy
School Social Work Journal, v32 n2 p1-20 Spr 2008
While research has shown that social workers can have positive impacts on students' school adjustment, evaluations of overall practice models continue to be limited. This article evaluates a model of community-school social work practice by examining its effect on problem behaviors and concerns identified by teachers and parents at referral. As part of a community-school practice model, 154 students from twelve schools were referred for school social work services. Teachers and parents were asked to complete the Burks' Behavior Rating Scale immediately following the referral and three and six months after the intervention began. Additionally, teachers and parents completed the Individual Treatment Concerns Questionnaire at baseline and one, three, and six months after the intervention began. Teachers and parents reported a reduction in problematic behaviors and intensity of individual student and family treatment concerns following the intervention. This study uses a pre-experimental design with repeated measures to extend research related to school social work and validates the important role of school social workers in community-school practice models. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001