School social workers can be a conduit to all stakeholders, offering to consult on options for programming and classroom instruction. The following is an example of how I used data from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to guide instruction and classroom intervention, and that led over time to a highly successful outcome and a significant decrease in problematic behavior at my school.
Due to the strong positive response to this presentation and article I did at the National Center for School Mental Health in November 2019 (pictured), Trauma-Informed Care In Schools: What We Know (And Still Don't Know), And Why That Matters For Marginalized Youth In K-12, we’re creating a Call for Papers (CFP) for a special issue at our journal the International Journal of School Social Work (IJSSW) on this topic--abstracts are due by March 15th.
As we move into our first week of 2020, it's week #4 of our SMHAPP SSWNetwork Takeover! This week I’m thrilled to welcome Kara Kroculick and Jennifer Ferguson, members of the 4th Loyola SMHAPP cohort, who will be leading discussion and sharing resources about the topic of SEL and MTSS, and how school social workers are designing and implementing SEL interventions across the 3 tiers of MTSS .
I’m thrilled to move into Week #2 of our SMHAPP SSWNetwork Takeover with Kenya Butts and Patrick Wolf, 2 Illinois SSW and members of the 4th SMHAPP cohort, talking about the EBP and the on-the-ground realities of Restorative Justice (RJ) in K-12 schools . Just as in Week #1, we will end the week over at SSWNetwork with a LiveChat from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. central time where we come together to discuss what we learned over the past week. Here in their own words is what they’re going to be doing this week in this “SMHAPP SSWNetwork Takeover,” along with some further biographical information about these two mighty school clinicians.
We’re excited to share a rigorous randomized trial comparing trauma-focused CBT for adolescents in a community setting to treatment as usual. Here is a RB by a school social worker and current Loyola student, Ms. Mary Beuckelaere, drawing on her work on helping adolescents at her high school placement deal with complex trauma.
Common Ground is pleased to host Jackie Salemi, Superintendent of Recreation, from Fox Valley Special Recreation Association. This AMAZING organization provides a diverse range of year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. To learn more, go to Fvsra.org. Find them on twitter @FVSRA. This podcast is for parents, participants and those looking for employment in this field!
Welcome to Super Vision, a new column dedicated to school social work supervisors and interns pursuing a school social work endorsement. The content provided herein is designed to help supervisors and interns with helpful questions, challenges and topics for their supervision hour.