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Resources for School Social Work Research

If you’re interested in becoming a school social worker then check out these resources! The Dewey Library has a lot of relevant materials that will help you with your studies here at the University at Albany.


School social work journal. Dewey Library Periodical LB 3013.4 S36.
-This is a refereed journal specifically for school social workers. This publication provides original research, comprehensive reviews, and much more.

Journal of school psychology. Online Periodical: LB 3013.6 J6 WWW.
-Original articles and critical reviews related to psychology in a school setting can be found in this scholarly publication.

Preventing school failure
. Online Periodical: LB 3050 P74X WWW.
-A peer-reviewed academic journal that examines emerging and evidence-based practices for youths in educational settings.

Journal of psychoeducational assessment
. Online Periodical: LB 3051 J69X WWW.
-This refereed and scholarly journal provides the latest information on psychological and educational assessment practices.


Social work services in schools. Paula Allen-Meares. Boston, MA : Allyn & Bacon, c2010.
Dewey Library LB 3013.4 A45 2010.
-Guide to developing the best social work practices in the fast-paced school environment.

The domains and demands of school social work practice : a guide to working effectively with students, families, and schools. Michael S. Kelly. Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008.
Dewey Library LB 3430 R35 2008.
-This book addresses the key roles social workers must play while in a school setting and how to be effective in these roles.

Suicide, self-injury, and violence in the schools :assessment, prevention, and intervention strategies. Gerald A. Juhnke. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2011. Dewey Library HV 6545.8 J55 2011.
-Publication on working with suicidal students in school.

The school services sourcebook: a guide for school-based professionals.
edited by Cynthia Franklin. New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. Dewey Library Reserves LB 3013.4 S372 2006.
-Comprehensive sourcebook on evidence-based practice.

Professional Associations

School Social Work Association of America: Promotes the professional development of school social workers.

National Association of Social Workers: Has a special section of resources on school social work.

If you have any questions about these or any school social work titles at the Dewey Library, please stop by the reference desk or contact our reference bibliographer Elaine Lasda Bergman by email at elasdabergman@albany.edu, or phone 442-3695.