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Miller, David B.; Jennings, Emily; Angelo, Jenn – Journal of Social Work Education, 2021
This article highlights the importance of social work participation in the political arena through the seeking of elected office. Social workers have a rich history of involvement in political activities, yet little is known about social workers holding elected office. Through a review of the literature, this article has found that social workers…
Descriptors: Social Work, Public Officials, Political Power, Caseworkers
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Berg, Kyle – BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 2020
School social workers possess a unique perspective and skill set for school leadership. However, common conceptualizations of the role have unnecessarily limited this capacity, and as a result, school social workers have struggled to carve out an identity in education. By reframing the role of school social workers as school leaders, schools will…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Leadership Role, Partnerships in Education, Role Perception
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Testa, Doris; Renwick, Kerry – Higher Education Studies, 2020
The Health Promoting School (HPS) premises its approach on interprofessional collaboration. Despite this, there are few studies into how Australian, Victorian social workers and teachers prepare for interprofessional collaboration within health promoting schools. There are few studies into how undergraduate social workers and teachers understand…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Cooperation, Social Work, Preservice Teachers
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Johnson, Dré; Barsky, Allan E. – School Social Work Journal, 2020
In response to mass gun shooting incidents in schools, some school districts have been hiring additional social workers to help prevent further incidents. This qualitative study will explore the potential roles that school social workers may play, including early identification and intervention, screening, risk assessment, crisis intervention,…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, School Safety, Prevention
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Gur, Ayelet; Gnaeem-Badran, Leena; Ashley Stein, Michael – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2020
Background: Social workers play a central role in service delivery for parents with intellectual disability (ID). Within Israeli Muslim society, men with ID are likely to marry non-disabled women and create families. This study adds to scarce research on how social workers view these families, and how they might better serve their needs. Method: A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Caseworker Approach, Caseworkers
Finigan-Carr, Nadine M.; Shaia, Wendy E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Social workers in schools provide benefits not just for struggling students, but for the entire school community. But, the authors argue, school social workers are often relegated to monitoring IEPs and doing basic casework. By using skills and values that have long been fundamental to social work practice, school social workers can advocate for,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Pupil Personnel Workers, Pupil Personnel Services, Social Work
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Omelchenko, Svitlana; Chernukha, Nadiia; Spivak, Yaroslav; Spivak, Liudmyla; Uteubaeva, Elmira – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Article considers the essence of the process of communicative culture formation of future social workers in the educational process of the pedagogical university. The communicative culture is singled out and considered through an interdisciplinary approach in the professional education of social workers. The peculiarities of the communicative…
Descriptors: Social Work, Universities, Student Attitudes, Counselor Training
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Gherardi, Stacy A.; Whittlesey-Jerome, Wanda K. – Children & Schools, 2019
The community school movement represents a promising approach to school reform that brings much-needed attention to the intersections of child, family, and community well-being. Although the community school movement of today shares many core values and goals with school social work, it has undergone a different developmental trajectory. As a…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, School Community Relationship, Educational Change, Program Implementation
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Thyer, Bruce A. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Many MSW-level social workers make the decision to earn a doctoral degree in social work or a related field. A large number of so-called predatory doctoral programs lack rigor or much academic substance and are ultimately of little value in advancing one's career. This article describes the characteristics of legitimate social work doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Social Work, Caseworkers, Educational Quality
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Podraza, Danny John; Brackin, Donna Moucha – School Social Work Journal, 2020
Researchers have stressed the importance of developing resilience in young children so that they can successfully address social-emotional challenges later in life. There is a gap in early childhood research regarding the prevention of social ills, such as bullying, depression, and anxiety, by developing resilience and promoting pro-social…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Attitudes, Resilience (Psychology), Young Children
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Zhang, Huan; Wang, Yean; Liu, Ziyu; Chui, Ernest Wing-tak – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: This study examines the impact of the PC 3-sessions Training Project (PC-project), designed to improve professional competency among social workers in China. Methods: Using a quasi-experimental approach, 170 social workers from social work organizations (SWOs) or community organizations (COs) participated. The experimental group (Group…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Program Evaluation, Competence
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Kadan, Sameer; Bekerman, Zvi; Roer-Strier, Dorit – Intercultural Education, 2019
The helping professions in general and social work in particular pose particular challenges and opportunities for national minority group members. This article adds to the present knowledge in the literature concerning the interaction between career choice in the welfare professions and minority status, by looking at the voices of Palestinian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Arabs, Minority Groups
Alhajjaj, Huda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Social work encompasses many different fields of practice. School social workers provide services to students encountering a wide spectrum of psychosocial and behavioral challenges at school, home, and society. While school social workers exist in many countries across the globe, many countries such as Jordan remain without school social workers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Caseworkers, Qualitative Research
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Keeney, Annie Jane – Children & Schools, 2019
Engaging in ethical decision making is foundational to the social work profession. However, ethical responsibilities become unclear with the variety, speed, and exposure that electronically shared information brings to users. This study sought to explore school social workers' perceptions of the kinds of ethical dilemmas related to electronic…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Counselor Attitudes, Ethics, Information Security
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Singletary, Gilbert; Johnson, Latoshia – School Social Work Journal, 2020
Between 1993 and 2012, the suicide rates for African American children between the ages of five and eleven doubled whereas rates for Caucasian children in the same age group declined. Although suicide rates were higher among males, a significant increase in female suicides is causing alarm. The growing number of suicides among African American…
Descriptors: Bullying, Suicide, African American Children, African American Students
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