Social Work in Schools

Principles and Practice

Linda Openshaw

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September 28, 2007
ISBN 9781593855789
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318 Pages
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“This text is an excellent introduction to a wide array of topics central to professional social work in educational settings. It will help practitioners to develop knowledge and skills for assessing and addressing the myriad psychosocial barriers that may impede a child's school performance. Many case examples and other useful materials are included, and uniquely structured chapters discuss the challenges and needs of different grade levels. A welcome contribution.”

—Christine A. Sabatino, PhD, LICSW, National Catholic School of Social Service, The Catholic University of America

“This is an excellent text with many skills to offer social work students preparing to practice in school settings. Strengths of the book include the chapters on specific age groups and the detailed information about practice interventions; for example, it offers step-by-step guidance on how to set up groups. The book is well written and easy to read. Students will find this a valuable resource to consult during field placements, and it is a great training text for master's-level school social work courses.”

—Cynthia Franklin, PhD, LCSW, Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

“Openshaw has done a terrific job of outlining the scope of services that school social workers can provide. Her ability to map these complex services in a linear progression allows the reader to understand the multilayered approach to clinical treatment and case management for all grade ranges. Unique and informative case examples provide a framework for tackling difficult issues like natural disasters, violence, parental substance abuse, and self-injurious behaviors. The book explores the uses of predominant social work modalities—individual, group, and family interventions—without overwhelming the reader. This text belongs on the desks of all beginning school social workers, and is also a great reference tool for more advanced practitioners.”

—Stephen P. Hydon, MSW, School of Social Work, University of Southern California