The School Social Work Toolkit: Hands-On Counseling Activities and Workshops

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The School Social Work Toolkit is a "how to" resource for social workers, counselors, and mental health professionals in education. This book encompasses the direct practice part of the school social worker's job as well as the administrative and policy-driven aspects such as child abuse reporting, disciplinary interventions, training, and dealing with teachers and parents.

The toolkit provides hands-on activities and workshops about various social work topics. In addition, the book contains a multitude of invaluable, modifiable sample forms and policy drafts for the school social worker—especially one who acts in an administrator role.

The first of its kind, The School Social Work Toolkit contains real-life examples of how to talk to teachers and parents about students facing a variety of common struggles that are, nevertheless, frequently difficult to discuss and how to conduct student and teacher trainings. It also serves as a step-by-step guide to dealing with suicidal and homicidal clients. This title will help both new school social workers and those with many years of experience define their roles as a school social worker and hone their clinical skills.

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Alison Varianides, LCSW, is a social worker and psychotherapist in private practice in Westchester County, New York. She has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. She has worked in the New York City Schools as well as the Westchester County Schools as a school social worker, counseling adolescents with learning and emotional difficulties. In addition, she worked in Dallas, Texas, as a school therapist for grades K-12 and a substance abuse counselor for adolescents and adults.

Varianides received her BA in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. She received her MSW from New York University, graduating as an LCU Fellow and Merit Scholar for outstanding academic progress and excellent therapeutic work. She also received a Post-Masters Advanced Certificate in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders from City University of New York, Brooklyn.

Varianides is the founder and executive director of Westchester Psychotherapy, a private group practice located in Westchester County, New York, serving adolescents and adults. She wrote this book in the hope it would help as many school social workers as possible with the daily tasks and struggles facing our school mental health professionals today.

Varianides lives in Westchester County with her husband, Jason. This is her first social work practice book.

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