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The Domains and Demands of School Social Work Practice
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The Domains and Demands of School Social Work Practice: A Guide to Working Effectively with Students, Families, and Schools

Michael S Kelly


School social work enters its 2nd century as a profession still conflicted about its central mission. Are school social workers meant to be “in-house” clinicians providing services to kids in need, or are they meant to be involved in program development to enhance the social and emotional learning of all students in a school? How much time should they devote to serving whole families, or consulting with teachers? Whatever school social workers claim to do in their schools, it’s clear that they are going to have to prove that they are effective doing it. The demands of federal legislation and s ... More

Keywords: evidence-based practice, school social work, school-based mental health, intervention, response to intervention, student achievement, student behavior, student attendance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195343304
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343304.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael S Kelly, author
School of Social Work, Loyola University, Chicago