The School Practitioner's Concise Companions give busy social workers, psychologists, and counselors a quick guide to accessible, proven solutions for their students' most common problems. Built around the expert advice from the acclaimed School Services Sourcebook, each volume is a rapid reference to a key school issue. Here, readers will find an overview of the factors that put students at risk for missing school and dropping out. This Concise Companion presents innovative, effective strategies to improve school attendance and engage underserved student populations such as those who are pregnant or in foster care. Each chapter is filled with charts, checklists, and cases and is conveniently organized around What We Know, What We Can Do, Tools and Practice Examples, and Key Points to Remember. A portable catalog of best practices, it brings evidence-based practice within easy reach of school professionals.
Preface, Cynthia Franklin ; 1. Increasing School Attendance: Effective Strategies and Interventions, Calvin Streeter ; 2. Enhancing Skills with Students Vulnerable to Underachievement and Academic Failure, Mary C. Ruffolo ; 3. Guides for Designing and Establishing Alternative School Programs for Dropout Prevention, David Dupper ; 4. Solution-Focused, Brief Therapy Interventions for Students at Risk to Dropout, Cynthia Franklin, Johnny Kim, Stephen Tripodi ; 5. Working with American Indian Students and Families, Dorie J. Gilbert, Gail Sims ; 6. Home Visiting: Essential Guidelines for Home Visits and Engaging with Families, Barbara H. Wasik, Gary L. Shaffer ; 7. Helping Children in Foster Care and Other Residential Placements Succeed in School, Mary McKay, Dorian Traube ; 8. Primary Prevention of Pregnancy: Effective School-Based Programs, Mary Beth Harris ; 9. Best School-Based Practices with Adolescent Parents, Mary Beth Harris ; Index