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by Cynthia Franklin,Mary Beth Harris,Paula Allen-Meares

This comprehensive sourcebook covers every aspect of school service delivery, arming practitioners with the nuts and bolts of evidence-based practice. Each of the 114 chapters serves as a detailed intervention map, beginning with a summary of the problem area and moving directly into step-by-step instructions on how to implement an evidence-based program with distinct goals in mind and methods to measure the outcome. School-based professionals in need of ready access to information on mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, health promotion, child abuse, dropout prevention, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, group work, family interventions, culturally competent practice, policy, ethics, legal issues, community involvement, accountability, and funding can now find high-quality and easy-to-implement strategies at their fintertips. A concise, user-friendly format orients readers to each issue with a Getting Started section, then moves smoothly into What We Know, What We Can Do, Tools and Practice Examples, and Points to Remember. Quick-reference tables and charts highlight the most important information needed for daily reference, and lists of further reading and Web resources guide readers in gathering additional information to tailor their practice to suit their students' needs. Each chapter has been specifically crafted by leaders in their fields with the ultimate goal of giving school-based practitioners the tools they need to deliver the best mental health and social services possible to students, families, and communities. This is a must-have reference for all school-based social workers, psychologists, counselors, mental health professionals, and educators.
Download The School Services Sourcebook: A Guide for School-Based Professionals epub
ISBN: 0195175239
ISBN13: 978-0195175233
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Cynthia Franklin,Mary Beth Harris,Paula Allen-Meares
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 2, 2006)
Pages: 1248 pages
ePUB size: 1884 kb
FB2 size: 1516 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 514
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The book is a wonderful resource for anyone working in the field of school social work, or even in working with children and family services. Do not be intimidated by the size of the book. The size is reflective of how much valuable and effective information you can use as a clinician, administrator, intern, or other social work professional.

Off the bat, one will observe that the layout and composition are sharp and concise. I was impressed with the chapter titles, which are helpful when you are searching quickly for an intervention or resource. The chapters are short and to the point, unlike many textbooks that make a point to drag out topics and ideas. This is especially great for clinicians, who can use the book to brush up on techniques without having to take a whole course on the subject. In addition, there are several chapters that detail how to present and what to present to shareholders, faculty, and other interested persons in the field of school social work. As a clinician, administrator, or teacher, the book is easy and fresh.

For administrators, the book presents an easily accessible resource to help teachers and school faculty with working with the different age groups within the school system. Similarly, it presents the information in a digestible way where school faculty can get practical use out of the techniques and interventions. In addition, the book is a good resource for Professional Development topics, as well as for Crisis Team interventions.

It's also a great resource for interns. When you are just starting out, it's hard to keep track of all the interventions that you will learn. The way the chapters are divided will help not only while working in field, but also when writing paper. The chapters explain what population the intervention works for as well as the research behind the intervention. This is especially useful for grasping an understanding of Evidence-Based Practices (EBP). Since the mental health field is shifting towards the use of EBPs in delivering mental health services, this book will help interns find and use effective EBPs while in the field. And, to be honest, the chapters are quick reads which will lessen the reading load for graduate students.

There aren't really any gripes with the book. Besides the size--it would work better in a more concise form, perhaps over several volumes--I would highly recommend this book for anyone social work professional, school administrator, or student in the field of school social work.
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This book is great for brief descriptions of multiple interventions to be used in schools.
I would absolutely recommend this great resource book for school Social Workers I really needed it quickly for a class...
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