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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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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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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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Fisher, Randy A. – School Social Work Journal, 2020
As school social work approached its ninetieth anniversary in 1994, a new organization, the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA), was just forming. The background--why SSWAA was created and how it grew in its first twelve years--involves a small group of individuals dedicated to the future of school social work and an assortment of…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Educational History, Professional Associations, Advocacy
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White, Jessica R.; Yoon, Eunkyung; Lee, Jaegoo – School Social Work Journal, 2019
Despite the effectiveness of parental involvement in children's education, defining involvement remains a challenge. It is critical to find agreement about what parental involvement means and how it should be measured. The Parent and School Survey (PASS) was designed to measure parental involvement with their school-age children using an Epstein…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Surveys
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Richard, Laura; Monroe, Pamela A.; Garand, James C. – School Social Work Journal, 2019
The need for a variety of practice approaches and practice activities for social workers in the schools is a priority. The purpose of the current exploratory-descriptive study was to examine the roles of school social workers (N = 378) and the ways these roles change in different school employment settings and with different caseload sizes.…
Descriptors: Employment, Caseworkers, Predictor Variables, School Social Workers
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Eisensmith, Sarah R.; Kainz, Kirsten L. – School Social Work Journal, 2019
Background: Student attention is a stable predictor of academic performance, with lower levels of attention associated with poorer grades. Claims about students' attention may better reflect social processes than student deficits. School social workers may be especially situated to address the interaction of child and classroom factors impeding…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Attention
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King-White, Dakota; Jeffries, Shannon – School Social Work Journal, 2019
Every year millions of children suffer the loss of a parent due to incarceration. This exploratory study investigated an eight-session group intervention to support this vulnerable population. Within the group, attendance, academic achievement, self-esteem, and delinquent and aggressive behavior were explored. This article will discuss the results…
Descriptors: Models, Children, Institutionalized Persons, Parents
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Polizotto, Jennifer – School Social Work Journal, 2019
High school students who present with psychiatric needs face significant challenges in terms of navigating their mental health treatment and educational goals. Students are vulnerable to becoming disengaged from their peers, education, and mental health treatment when they are in the liminal position of transitioning from mental health…
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Needs Students, Psychological Needs, Mental Disorders
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Wofford, Nichole C.; Fernandez Garcia, Alejandra; Hendrix, Chanise; Tavianini, Theresa; Ellsworth, Shannon; Torres, Elizabeth; Lizarraga, Ruben; Reyes-Bonds, Maria – School Social Work Journal, 2019
Despite the many social and political advances lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals have achieved, youth within these populations continue to be at elevated risk for suicide. Because adolescents spend most of their day in academic settings, school district staff have ample opportunity to identify and assess suicide…
Descriptors: Risk, Suicide, LGBTQ People, Academic Achievement
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Edwards, Katie M.; Lee, Katherine D. M.; Waterman, Emily A.; Banyard, Victoria L. – School Social Work Journal, 2019
The purpose of the current study was to use data from multiple sources to examine aspects of implementation (i.e., program fidelity, barriers and enablers to implementation, and acceptability) of a bystander-focused violence prevention curriculum. Four public high schools and one community-based agency in upper New England participated in the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Violence, Prevention, Audiences
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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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Mirick, Rebecca G.; Berkowitz, Lawrence; Bridger, Joanna; McCauley, James – School Social Work Journal, 2018
Adolescent suicide rates are rising, particularly for adolescent girls, and increasing numbers of adolescents experience the suicide of a classmate, peer, or friend. School social workers can play an important role in suicide prevention with this age group. This article will describe one agency's experiences conducting universal screenings in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Suicide, Prevention, Screening Tests
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Pataky, Meghan Gabriel; Parent, Kathryn Tetuan – School Social Work Journal, 2018
Although schools are making the effort to support students grieving the death of a loved one, there is a large population of grieving students who have experienced ambiguous loss from causes other than death and who may need support. Ambiguous loss or a loss without closure can leave a person searching for answers, thus complicating and delaying…
Descriptors: Grief, Trauma, Coping, Peer Influence
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Rogers, Kelli R.; Maxwell, December; Robinson, Sarah R. – School Social Work Journal, 2018
Current research on the achievement gap between low-income minority students and their more affluent white peers is saturated with studies of academic failure rather than investigations that address the processes that mitigate failure and create success. Most of the existing research provides extensive critiques without exploring strategies that…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Minority Group Students, Student Experience, Resilience (Psychology)
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