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Cook, Laura; Gregory, Mark – Child Care in Practice, 2020
This article offers a new conceptualisation of sensemaking in social work assessment. During assessment, social workers are required to make sense of a wide range of information. This may include written reports, behavioural cues, verbal, sensory and emotional data. In this article, the term "sensemaking" is used to refer to the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Evaluation, Risk
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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
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Zozuliak-Sluchyk, Roksoliana – Online Submission, 2019
The article presents key components of a pedagogical system for professional and ethical training of future social workers, which contribute to increasing their level of professional ethics. It determines the essence of the pedagogical system, which unities the processes of forming, developing, education and learning with all forms, methods and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Ethics, Standards
Filoramo, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2022
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to examine how high school instructional educators (teachers, curriculum development leaders), support staff members (guidance counselors, coaches, social workers, deans), and two principals employed within a U.S. northeastern urban city charter high school network described how an effective…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, School Personnel, School Counselors, School Social Workers
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Cuellar, Matthew J.; Elswick, Susan E.; Theriot, Matthew T. – School Social Work Journal, 2017
School social workers and school security personnel are increasingly being integrated into U.S. schools; however, there is little available literature concerning the interactions between school social workers and school security personnel. This article will report descriptive findings of a study that investigated school social workers'…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, School Safety, School Social Workers, School Security
Ruffin, Cedrina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Incidents of sexual misconduct by educators continue to become more prevalent in the United States, resulting in negative social, emotional, and psychological effects on many students. School social workers are professionals with backgrounds in prevention, intervention, and advocacy; however, very little literature has examined the roles of school…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior, School Social Workers
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Cuellar, Matthew J.; Elswick, Susan E.; Theriot, Matthew T. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
To understand the effects of school safety practices and strategies on the school environment, researchers have consistently investigated the perceptions of students and various school personnel concerning school safety. Yet school social workers, professionals commonly employed in today's schools to address the mental health needs of students,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Attitude Measures, School Safety
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Orkibi, Hod – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2019
Some creative arts therapists see themselves as members of a marginalized profession compared to established health-care professions that have more political clout. This study compared job satisfaction and professional collective self-esteem (CSE) in a sample of 288 Israeli professionals: 158 creative arts therapists (of whom 48% were art…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Self Esteem, Job Satisfaction
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Mushonga, Dawnsha R.; Henneberger, Angela K. – School Social Work Journal, 2019
Race relations are becoming an increasingly central conversation in society following several recent national events, including white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Portland, Oregon. Extant literature highlights the adverse effects of peer racial/ethnic discrimination on youth's mental, physical, and academic well-being,…
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Racial Discrimination, Minority Group Students, Peer Relationship
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Lev, Sagit; Ayalon, Liat – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Objective: To describe the quantitative validation of a unique questionnaire to measure moral distress among social workers in long-term care facilities in Israel. Method: Overall, 216 long-term care facilities' social workers took part in the pilot study that included psychometric evaluation and construct validation. Moral distress was examined…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Social Work, Emotional Disturbances, Intervention
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Webber, Kristina C. – Children & Schools, 2018
High school dropout remains a persistent educational and social problem in the United States, despite promising declines in dropout rates. Social workers are uniquely positioned to identify and address numerous factors influencing students' likelihood of graduating. The purpose of this small qualitative study was to describe social workers'…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Dropout Prevention, Qualitative Research
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Sherman, Megan Callahan – Children & Schools, 2016
For more than a century, social workers have been a life force within the education system. Throughout recent history school social workers have had an array of responsibilities within the school community. They have served as counselors, mediators, and advocates. Traditionally, school social workers have been primary facilitators of communication…
Descriptors: Caseworkers, Social Work, School Social Workers, School Counselors
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Gherardi, Stacy A; Whittlesey-Jerome, Wanda K. – Children & Schools, 2018
The current environment for school social work presents great challenges and great opportunities. Amid promising shifts in programs and policies, many school social workers feel marginalized. Despite sustained efforts at definition, the role of the school social worker remains unclear to many outside the field. More important, this role is often…
Descriptors: Social Work, Pupil Personnel Services, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Frimpong-Manso, Kwabena; Agbadi, Pascal; Deliege, Antoine – Global Studies of Childhood, 2022
There is limited evidence on family reintegration for children who have been in residential care within the African context. The goal of this study is to find out what factors impact reintegrated institutionalized children's desire to remain with their biological parents or extended family. The dataset included records for 659 interviewed children…
Descriptors: Residential Care, Foreign Countries, Family (Sociological Unit), Parents
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Wilkins, David; Forrester, Donald – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Social workers are constantly predicting the future. In England and Wales there is a legal duty on them to do so, as the 1989 Children Act requires workers to assess not only whether children "have" suffered significant harm, but also whether they are "likely" to do so. Similarly, in Northern Ireland social workers are required…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Foreign Countries, Caseworker Approach
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