School Social Work: Practice, Policy, and Research, Sixth Edition is a comprehensive guide to social work practice in schools. This edition includes new chapters on confidentiality, mental health issues, attendance, personal safety, and child welfare. Case examples and policy and practice applications support the strong emphasis on issues of diverse populations in the book. Updated chapters cover IDEA 2004, the No Child Left Behind Act, the accountability movement in education, diversity issues, and the changing economic, social, and political climate for schools in the 21st century. Specific practice applications for new or experienced social workers are covered throughout the book, but are emphasized in a special section (thirteen chapters) that covers group work, work with families, attendance, case management, working with the child welfare system, social skills training, violence reduction, crisis intervention, and peer mediation.
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Robert Constable (DSW, University of Pennsylvania; MSW, Loyola University Chicago) is professor emeritus of social work at Loyola University Chicago. Former editor of Social Work in Education, he is author of more than 100 publications in social work. Professor Constable currently is in private practice and continues his contribution to the literature of his profession.
Carol Rippey Massat (PhD, MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is associate professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, where she has taught school social work practice, policy and research over the past fifteen years. She is currently editor of the School Social Work Journal, and is the author of numerous social work publications.
Shirley McDonald (MSW, University of Illinois, Chicago) is vice president of the Park/Forest Chicago Heights, Illinois School Board and chair of the Calumet District of the National Association of Social Workers. Former editor of the School Social Work Journal she has long been a leader in the field of school social work. She is past-president of the Illinois Association of School Workers and continued to serve on the Board of the Illinois Association of School Social Workers for many years. She has retired from service as a clinical associate professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, where she chaired the school social work concentration.
John P. Flynn (PhD, University of Denver; MSW, University of Michigan) is professor emeritus at Western Michigan University. He has taught social welfare policy, planning, and administration at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
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