School social work

Spanish translation of Suicide Risk in Schools: What Social Workers Need To Know, by Jonathan Singer, translated by Vali Maduro de Gateño. Traducción al español del riesgo de suicidio en las escuelas: lo que los trabajadores sociales deben saber. Read more


School social workers - have you ever had to explain your role to administrators, parents, or teachers? The way your "brand" is communicated to teachers, parents, counselors, and administrators through words and actions is important. Read more

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As a social worker, what can you do to prevent youth suicide? The good news is that there are several psychotherapies that have been shown to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth. Expert Jonathan Singer provides 5 tips for social workers. Read more

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Mediating conflict, promoting health and wellness, facilitating social media workshops, drafting letters to parents, and leading meditation groups are just several ways in which school-based social workers are utilized at Harlem Children's Zone. Read more

, Social Work Month Project 2018

I aim to help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs while empowering vulnerable, oppressed, and impoverished populations. This mission resonates with me in both personal and professional contexts. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018

The documentary film Step follows Blessin, Cori, Tayla, and their teammates on the Lethal Ladies step team. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Crossing the Line - a poem by social worker Rich H. Kenney, Jr., on recess, stigma, and finding common ground. Read more

Creative Work

The week of March 6-10, 2017, marks the celebration of School Social Work Week. With the theme of "Be the Change," school social workers across the country will highlight their critically important role in helping students become successful. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

Jonathan Singer of the Social Work Podcast interviews two experts on suicide in schools, Jim Mazza and David Miller. Read more

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Homeless education is a movement mostly known to school-based and child welfare social workers. Guided by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, this form of education seeks to provide parameters for eliminating barriers to school enrollment, at Read more


When considering the possibility of a group, I was concerned with taking students out of the classroom, confidentiality, and whether or not they would be interested in participating. The school could provide a safe environment for this unique group Read more


You look at us and you don't understand us even though you were once us. We cut ourselves more than you think, we think about suicide more than you know, and labeling us angry is more convenient to you than it is an accurate assessment of who we are Read more



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