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Constructions of Race and Equity in a Suburban School: Teachers, School Social Workers, and Other School Staff as Nepantleras and Border Crossers

Suburban schools, particularly those with majority white histories experiencing demographic shifts, are increasingly in need of addressing issues of racial equity. An article in a recent issue of the journal Children & Schools, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, reveals findings in a study on these issues. This qualitative study, using the extended case method, examined one suburban school ... Read More »

Gender Matters: Infusing a Gender Analysis into the “Healthy Development of All Youth” Grand Challenge

The Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative, led by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, invites social work researchers to direct their work toward society’s most pressing problems—problems for which solutions are just out of reach. The grand challenges initiative addresses concerns in the areas of individual and family wellbeing, having a stronger social fabric, and moving ... Read More »

Teen Parents’ Cumulative Inequality in Job Achievement: Mediation Effect of Educational Achievement

Teen pregnancy remains an important societal concern in the United States because teen pregnancy tremendously influences teen parents in terms of opportunities for education and employment. However, little is known about the long-term dynamic relationship between the trajectory of educational attainment and trajectory of job achievement among teen parents. An article in a recent issue of the journal Social Work ... Read More »

Evaluation of an Urban School-Based Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Professional Development and Consultation Model

Social, emotional, and behavioral health challenges pose significant barriers to students’ academic success, yet teachers report that they do not feel equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to address these challenges in their classrooms. An article in a recent issue of the journal Children & Schools, published by NASW and Oxford University Press, discusses techniques designed to address these ... Read More »

Evidence-Based Assessment Tools for Common Mental Health Problems: A Practical Guide for School Settings

The most recent issue of the journal Children & Schools, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, is a themed issue on assessment tools for school social workers. Evidence-based assessment, which requires the use of reliable and valid measurement tools, is an essential component of many services that school social workers provide to promote the social, emotional, and behavioral health ... Read More »

Self-Care in an Interprofessional Setting Providing Services to Detained Immigrants with Serious Mental Health Conditions

A special issue of the journal Social Work, published by NASW and Oxford University Press, seeks to deepen the social work profession’s conceptualization of self-care and promote effective implementation of self-care in professional practice. The issue’s coeditors and contributors advocate for self-care as an essential element of ethical professional practice. One article in the issue was authored by social workers ... Read More »

Framing Community-Based Interventions for Gun Violence: A Review of the Literature

Social workers are uniquely situated to lead community-based efforts to reduce gun violence, which has been identified as a prevalent and pressing public health concern. The current literature, however, has not addressed the frameworks guiding community-based interventions for gun violence. The most recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, co-published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press, is ... Read More »

The Importance of Biological Parent Co-parenting in an American Indian Stepfamily Context

A number of protective factors associated with being American Indian exist; however, research shows that American Indians tend to experience higher rates of depressive symptoms than individuals of other racial or ethnic groups. Although prior research has examined sociocultural predictors of American Indian depression, less is known about the influence of familial functioning. This is particularly true for American Indian ... Read More »

The Application of a Self-Labeling Approach among Military-Connected Adolescents in a Public School Setting

The contextual factors and individual responses to the labeling of military-connected adolescents as “being in a military family” is an understudied yet important phenomenon. Minimal research construes the experience of being in a military family as a label applied to military-connected populations by people in society. However, social environmental factors associated with school setting among military-connected adolescents being in a ... Read More »