Providing Children’s Mental Health Services in Schools

In the Fall of 2013, the McSilver Institute partnered with the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) and Social Justice Solutions to co-sponsor a symposium in Washington, DC, on the impact of federal policies and programs on children’s mental health services.  This is Part 3 of a four-part series.  Click here to see Part 1 and Part 2. …

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#ChildrensMentalHealth, #Counseling, #School

Building school community on social justice grounds

I am a school psychologist, and fourteen years of my work have been at a Catholic coeducational secondary college (Years 7 to 10) in a disadvantaged area in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

This school was established on social justice principles, and is culturally diverse. More than 75% of ……

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#Poverty, #School, #Vietnamese

San Francisco’s El Dorado Elementary uses trauma-informed & restorative practices; suspensions drop 89%

El Dorado Elementary School Principal Silvia Cordero announces one of the winners of the weekly student-of-the-week award.

For one young student – let’s call him Martin — the 2012-2013 school year at El Dorado Elementary in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood of San Fra ……

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#Aging, #Neurobiology, #PublicHealth, #School

Connecting Policy and Practice in Children’s Mental Health

Federal policies frequently have profound effects on how social workers are able to provide services to children and families yet many practitioners and consumers are often unaware of the policies that are impacting them. Policies come in the form of legislation passed in the House and Senate and ……

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#Board, #Colorado, #Congressional, #Health, #MentalHealth, #MS, #Policy, #Private, #Psychotherapy, #School, #Youth

In Defense Of Being An English Major

As we celebrate social work month, I would like to highlight another profession that also spends a lot of time defending themselves. The following was first published @ and has been submitted by the author, Nick Bente.
I recently read that English Lit…


Look What You’re Wearing- A University’s Response Ro Rape

By Courtney Kidd, LMSW                                                                              SJS Staff Writer
Never re-victimize the victim.  This is a fairly standard rule that we abide by in order to do no…