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Category: Research That Matters

EBP For Youth With Conduct Problems: A SSWN Research Brief

“I selected this research article for my Research Brief (RB) because it gave an in-depth explanation of various techniques and programs that can be used for children experiencing major behavioral issues. Not only does the article give a break down for each program and the steps used, but they also provide historical data from 40 years ago until today to explain the effectiveness of the specific programs. Additionally, these practices are strength-based interventions that can be used to empower not only the student with the problem behavior, but also their families as well.”

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EBP Psychosocial Treatments for Youth With ADHD: A SSWN Research Brief

Here at SSWN we post Research Briefs (RBs) regularly. These RBs were completed by school social workers like you, taking research they’ve found and applying it to their school contexts. These RBs will describe research articles and what the particular study could contribute to your school social work practice, starting as soon as tomorrow. They will cover the kinds of things you see every day in your practice and (hopefully) be written in a way that you can use the information immediately. Today, we’re excited to share an RB by Lara Mangialardi, Loyola MSW student and SSW intern, on what she learned about the latest evidence for psychosocial treatments for students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Vaccines and 2021: Looking Ahead With IMMUNOLOGIST DR. Curtis MCMURTREY

New Common Ground Podcast Episode: Dr. McMurtrey is an immunologist/virologist that’s been working with Covid-19 since the inception of the pandemic in the United States. In August, Dr. McMurtrey began a phase two vaccine trial. Still unaware of a placebo or actual vacccine, Dr. McMurtrey walks us through his experience. Further, he answers questions about the virus and latest research. Who better to ask than an expert in vaccines currently using a Covid-19 vaccine?

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Supporting Immigrant/Newcomer youth: SSWN Open Access 2020

New study from IJSSW: “Youth from six intervention groups participated in this study through completing pre- and post-intervention surveys and focus groups. Our qualitative results identified a high level of acceptability among youth. Perceived benefits included improved coping and relaxation strategies, increased confidence and trust, increased peer connectedness and belongingness, benefits of sharing and exchanging stories with peers, and increased knowledge in the Canadian context. Youths’ scores on resilience and use of STRONG skills increased significantly from pre- to post-intervention, but there was no change in school connectedness scores. We discuss the convergence between qualitative and quantitative findings and highlight some of the areas that were only evident in focus groups.”

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