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Stetson, Erica A.; Plog, Amy E. – School Social Work Journal, 2016
Recent research indicates that children with challenging behavior often have underlying cognitive deficits. Despite this, rewards and consequences are usually the main tools used to try to address these behaviors. Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) offers an alternative approach that aims to foster a positive adult-child relationship and build…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Interpersonal Competence, Stress Variables, Self Control
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Plumb, Jacqui L.; Bush, Kelly A.; Kersevich, Sonia E. – School Social Work Journal, 2016
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a common and pervasive problem. There is a positive correlation between ACEs and difficulties across the lifespan. Unlike healthy forms of stress, ACEs have a detrimental impact on the developing brain. There are three types of trauma: acute, chronic, and complex. Most ACEs are considered complex trauma,…
Descriptors: Trauma, Correlation, Behavior Problems, Intervention
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Smith, Douglas C. – School Social Work Journal, 2016
Some secondary students use alcohol and other drugs, and because so few receive specialized treatment, school social workers are in the optimal position for delivering brief interventions targeting substance use. Common misunderstandings about the nature of substance use problems and substance use disorder treatment will be discussed, and school…
Descriptors: Referral, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Social Work
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Pretorius, Edmari̩ РSchool Social Work Journal, 2016
Schools are seen as primary contributors to the social development of learners. Apart from the questionable quality of education in South Africa, the developmental and social challenges faced by learners and educators within schools in South Africa are diverse. These challenges fall within the domain of social work practice. For more than a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Foreign Countries, Social Development, Educational Environment
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Banyard, Victoria; Hamby, Sherry; Grych, John – School Social Work Journal, 2016
Expressive writing or values narratives are a promising addition to school social workers' toolkits of intervention strategies for distressed youth and prevention work to reduce mental health problems in schools. Narrative can promote resilience among students who have been exposed to adversity and promote healthy development among those who have…
Descriptors: Well Being, Statistical Analysis, Metacognition, Self Control
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Cawood, Natalie Diane – School Social Work Journal, 2013
This article reports findings from a national web-based survey of 250 members of the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA). This study examines the types of violent events reported by school social workers and the practitioner's perception of the problem of interpersonal violence in the school context. It identifies interventions being…
Descriptors: Violence, Intervention, Social Work, School Social Workers
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Walls, N. Eugene; Wisneski, Hope; Kane, Sarah – School Social Work Journal, 2013
Using a sample of 284 sexual minority youth and young adults, this paper examines the relationships between mental health variables, the absence or presence of a gay-straight alliance, and membership status in a gay-straight alliance. The results suggest that the presence of a gay-straight alliance in a school or college, rather than actual…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Homosexuality, Social Work, Educational Environment
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Beisse, Kay; Tyre, Ashli – School Social Work Journal, 2013
This study was an exploratory investigation of caregiver involvement in the education of youth in foster care. In this study, foster caregivers reported that they are involved in the education of children in their care and participate in at-home involvement activities more often than at-school involvement activities. Caregivers in this study…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foster Care, Caregivers, Social Work
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Groton, Danielle; Teasley, Martell L.; Canfield, James P. – School Social Work Journal, 2013
With the needs and challenges of adolescent homelessness on the rise, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MVA) was crafted as a public policy initiative aimed at facilitating access to schools for this population. While school social workers are the designated personnel for practice with homeless school-aged children, we know little about…
Descriptors: Social Work, School Social Workers, Public Policy, Disadvantaged Youth
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Miller, Christina R. – School Social Work Journal, 2013
A qualitative exploration of a service-learning program for high school students with disabilities is presented. Focus groups with (n = 15) students and interviews with (n = 3) service-learning teachers at multiple service-learning sites were conducted to explore the perceptions of students and service-learning teachers regarding the impact of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience, Social Work
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Whittlesey-Jerome, Wanda – School Social Work Journal, 2013
Today's school social workers are facing unique challenges in the workplace. The results of the 2009 New Mexico School Social Work Survey reinforced the idea that school social workers must be able to prove their effectiveness. Building on the school social work literature on practice outcomes evaluation, a more extensive statewide survey of…
Descriptors: Social Work, School Social Workers, Program Effectiveness, Data
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Chung, Irene Wai Ming; Chu, Hsiao-Ching; Bloom, Scott – School Social Work Journal, 2012
This article discusses a school and community collaborative initiative that targeted students of Chinese descent as a suicide at-risk population. Its main focus was to reach out to immigrant parents to help them strengthen communication and relationships with their adolescent children and to facilitate their access to mental health services in the…
Descriptors: Health Services, Prevention, Immigrants, At Risk Persons
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Fries, Derrick; Carney, Karen J.; Blackman-Urteaga, Laura; Savas, Sue Ann – School Social Work Journal, 2012
This article chronicles the search for and development of an outcome measurement tool for teen parents receiving community-based wraparound services. The criteria for selecting functional assessment tools available in the literature is presented along with the barriers experienced in using two of these well-cited tools. The rationale for in-house…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Adult Development, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Interrater Reliability
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Kang, Mun Ju; Petr, Christopher G.; Morningstar, Mary – School Social Work Journal, 2012
Poor transition outcomes for youths with emotional and behavioral disabilities beg for the development of effective intervention models. After reviewing the limited empirical support for seven current intervention models, a critique is conducted that can serve as the foundation for modifying current practices toward building successful…
Descriptors: Intervention, Models, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Kopels, Sandra; Paceley, Megan S. – School Social Work Journal, 2012
Bullying toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youths is a pervasive problem in schools that has negative impacts on LGBTQ students' mental health and educational outcomes. School social workers need to understand the prevalence and dynamics of bullying toward LGBTQ students to respond appropriately to victims and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Bullying, Homosexuality, School Social Workers
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