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Tag Archives: school social work

Restorative Discipline: From Getting Even to Getting Well

As commonly understood, school discipline seeks to stop misbehavior, teach pro-social behavior, and motivate healthier decision making in the misbehaving student. In practice, the means to these ends often takes a punitive path that fosters a self-protective posture in the misbehaving student, amplified by a sense of powerlessness and a negative attitude that can contribute to an ongoing cycle of ... Read More »

School Social Work with Grieving Children

Many children will experience the death of a loved one, and naturally this can affect the performance of a child in school. School social workers can play a critical role in helping bereaved children to process their grief. However, the impact of the death of a loved one on a child is often not fully appreciated by school personnel. Children ... Read More »

Special Issue of Children & Schools on School Social Workers and Military-Connected Schools

It is estimated that the children of parents either who are currently in the military or who are veterans numbers over 4 million in the United States. These children and their families have and/or continue to experience multiple deployments, family separation, frequent transitions and relocations, and other stressful life events that their non-military-connected peers usually do not undergo. Supportive school ... Read More »

2014 NASW Conference Update

2014 NASW Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership July 23-26, 2014 Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC REGISTRATION FEES: Early Bird  $375 NASW Member $575 Non-Member (January-February 28, 2014) Regular $425 NASW Member  $625 Non-Member (March-July 2014) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: ROBERT REICH: Economic analyst, professor, and commentator. Reich was Secretary of Labor during the Clinton Administration. Time Magazine named him ... Read More »

NASW Invites Submissions of Proposals due January 15, 2014

NASW Invites Submissions of Proposals due January 15, 2014 NASW invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2014 NASW National Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope, and Leadership which will be held July 23-26, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Join renowned keynote speakers and gain new skills at innovative workshops. Submit a proposal to present, and network with 2,000 of your ... Read More »

Survivors of School Bullying

[Referencing: “Survivors of School Bullying: A Collective Case Study,” Octavio Ramirez, Children & Schools, Volume 35, Issue 2 (April 2013), pp. 93-99.] Much attention has been brought to bear in recent years on the problem of bullying in schools. Social workers and social work educators have done much research on this problem, using an array of analytical tools and surveys ... Read More »

NASW Supports School Mental Health Legislation

On February 17, 2011 Rep. Grace F. Napolitano and a panel of mental health advocates and experts, including LA Laker Ron Artest and champion boxer Mia St. John, will examine the Mental Health in Schools Act, a bill authored by Napolitano to allocate funding to mental health services in schools. One in five children and adolescents currently suffer from emotional ... Read More »

Educating Today’s School Social Workers: Are School Social Work Courses: Responding to the Changing Context?

Shifts in the educational landscape affect services for students and the context in which school social workers practice.  Broad changes in education have consequences for social work practice—specifically, the ability of school social workers to align services with school goals.  For example, more emphasis on student and teacher accountability and the expansion of school choice, charter schools and vouchers, calls ... Read More »

Recognize 2010 Graduates with the Professional Social Worker Pin

Dear Social Work Student – Is your school using the Professional Social Worker pin to recognize graduating students? Ask your school to consider the silver-plated Professional Social Worker pin at commencement. Just $10 each for schools of social work, the pins distinguish Social Work from other programs on campus, and instill pride in the profession. All funds from the Social ... Read More »