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ERIC Number: EJ893937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0161-5653
School Reentry for the Elementary School Child with an Altered Physical Appearance as a Result of Injury or Illness
Badger, Karen
School Social Work Journal, v32 n2 p87-102 Spr 2008
This article provides a model that school social workers can use to prepare elementary school children for the return of classmates whose appearances have been significantly altered as a result of illness or injury (e.g., loss of limbs, severe scarring), for whom return to school is often difficult. School social workers can be instrumental in smoothing these students' transitions from hospitals to schools and supporting them in reestablishing their life activities. Practical suggestions for a reentry intervention designed to increase empathy and acceptance by the peer group for the returning student are discussed and illustrated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A