The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Dropout and Attendance Problems by Cynthia Franklin

The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Dropout and Attendance Problems

EditorCynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, Paula Allen-meares

Paperback | October 3, 2008

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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 rapidreference 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 schoolprofessionals.

About The Author

Cynthia Franklin is Professor and Stiernbert/Spencer Family Professor in Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, where she is Coordinator of the clinical concentration. Dr. Franklin is an internationally known leader in school social work and school mental health practice and has published widely on t...

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Title:The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Dropout and Attendance ProblemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 5.39 × 8.11 × 0.51 inPublished:October 3, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195370570

ISBN - 13:9780195370577

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Table of Contents

Cynthia Franklin: Preface1. Calvin Streeter: Increasing School Attendance: Effective Strategies and Interventions2. Mary C. Ruffalo: Enhancing Skills with Students Vulnerable to Underachievement and Academic Failure3. David Dupper: Guides for Designing and Establishing Alternative School Programs for Dropout Prevention4. Cynthia Franklin, Johnny Kim and Stephen Tripodi: Solution-Focused, Brief Therapy Interventions for Students at Risk to Dropout5. Dorie J. Gilbert and Gail Sims: Working with American Indian Students and Families6. Barbara H. Wasik and Gary L. Shaffer: Home Visiting: Essential Guidelines for Home Visits and Engaging with Families7. Mary McKay and Dorian Traube: Helping Children in Foster Care and Other Residential Placements Succeed in School8. Mary Beth Harris: Primary Prevention of Pregnancy: Effective School-Based Programs9. Mary Beth Harris: Best School-Based Practices with Adolescent ParentsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Comprehensive, yet succinctly written, the book provides evidence-based practice and the tools needed for school-based practitioners to deliver quality mental health and social services to students, families and communities." --National Education Association Online