School-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities by Laura BronsteinSchool-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities by Laura Bronstein

School-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities

byLaura Bronstein, Susan Mason

Paperback | May 24, 2016

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The evidence-based strategies in this volume close the achievement gap among students from all sociological backgrounds. Designed according to local needs assessments, they provide the services, programs, initiatives, and relationships that are crucial for children's success in school and life.

These practices and programs include afterschool and summer sessions, early-childhood education, school-linked health and mental health services, family engagement, and youth leadership opportunities. This book addresses the policy and funding requirements that help these partnerships thrive and offers effective counterarguments against those who would question their value. The text describes strategies that work in both rural and urban contexts and includes a chapter evaluating school-community partnerships across the world. Because it involves collaborations across professions and organizations, the book's interdisciplinary approach will appeal to those in social work, education, psychology, public health, counseling, nursing, and public policy.

Laura R. Bronstein is dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, professor of social work, and executive director of the Institute for Multigenerational Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Susan E. Mason is professor of social work and sociology and director of the PhD program in social welfare at...
Title:School-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and CommunitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023116095X

ISBN - 13:9780231160957


Table of Contents

Foreword                                                                                                                    Introduction1. Making the Case for School-Linked Services2. The School3. School-Linked Services Today4. Working Effectively Across Systems5. Settings6. International Initiatives7. Public Education, School-Linked Services, and Relevant Policies 8. Funding 9. Assessing OutcomesEpilogue: Creating a Successful School-Community Partnership for School-Linked ServicesReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

A valuable resource for academics, as well as practitioners working to build meaningful and enduring partnerships that improve the lives of children and families in communities across America.