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SOCW 6215C Social Work Practice in Children and Family Services: Welcome & Course Readings

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SOCW 6215C Required Course Readings

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Baggerly, J., & Abugideiri, S. E. (2010). Grief counseling for Muslim preschool and elementary school children. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 38(2), 112–124.

Brendtro, L. K., Mitchell, M. L., Freado, M. D., & du Toit, L. (2012). The developmental audit: From deficits to strengths. Reclaiming Children & Youth, 21(1), 7–13.

Brezinka, V. (2014). Computer games supporting cognitive behaviour therapy in children. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 19(1), 100–110. doi: 10.1177/1359104512468288

D'Agostino, C. (2013). Collaboration as an essential school social work skill. Children & Schools, 35(4), 248–251.

Davis, E. S., & Pereira, J. K. (2014). Child-centered play therapy: A creative approach to culturally competent counseling. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9(2), 262–274. doi:10.1080/15401383.2014.892863

Deblinger, E., Mannarino, A. P., Cohen, J. A., Runyon, M. K., & Steer, R. A. (2011). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children: Impact of the trauma narrative and treatment length. Depression and Anxiety, 28(1), 67–75. doi:10.1002/da.20744

Drakeford, M., & Butler, I. (2010). Familial homicide and social work. British Journal of Social Work, 40(5), 1419–1433. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcp079

Edgar-Bailey, M., & Kress, V. E. (2010). Resolving child and adolescent traumatic grief: Creative techniques and interventions. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 5(2), 158–176. doi:10.1080/15401383.2010.485090

Garcia Biggs, M. J., Simpson, C., & Gaus, M. D. (2010). Using a team approach to address bullying of students with Asperger's syndrome in activity-based settings. Children & Schools, 32(3), 135–142.

Hamilton, T. A. D., & Bundy-Fazioli, K. (2013). Exploring the complexities of child neglect: Ethical issues of child welfare practice. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, 10(2), 14–24.

Jani, J., & Okundaye, J. (2014). The culturagram: An educational tool to enhance practice competence with diverse populations. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 19(1), 53–63.

Lopez, A., & Burt, I. (2013). Counseling groups: A creative strategy increasing children of incarcerated parents’ sociorelational interactions. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 8(4), 395–415. doi:10.1080/15401383.2013.844660

Méndez, G. A., & Cole, E. M. (2014). Engaging Latino families in therapy: Application of the tree of life technique. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 25(3), 209–224. doi:10.1080/08975353.2014.939932

Nordahl, J., Beran, T. N., & Dittrick, C. J.  (2013). Psychological impact of cyber-bullying: Implications for school counsellors. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 47(3), 383–402. Retrieved from

Phillips, D. G. (2013). Clinical social workers as diagnosticians: Legal and ethical issues. Clinical Social Work Journal, 41(2), 205–211. doi: 10.1007/s10615-013-0444-3

Quinn-Lee, L. (2014). School social work with grieving children. Children & Schools, 36(2), 93–103.

Taylor, D. D., & Bratton, S. C. (2014). Developmentally appropriate practice: Adlerian play therapy with preschool children. The Journal of Individual Psychology, 70(3), 205–219.

Thomas, C., Medina, C., & Cohen, H. (2010). Latino voices: Service delivery challenges in child protective services. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 91(2), 158–164. doi: 10.1606/1044.3894.3975

Thompson, S. J., Bender, K., Cardoso, J. B., & Flynn, P. M. (2011). Experiential activities in family therapy: Perceptions of caregivers and youth. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 20(5), 560–568.  doi:10.1007/s10826-010-9428-x

Walkley, M., & Cox, T. L. (2013). Building trauma-informed schools and communities. Children & Schools, 35(2), 123–126.

Werner-Lin, A., & Biank, N. M. (2012). Holding parents so they can hold their children: Grief work with surviving spouses to support parentally bereaved children. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 66(1), 1–16.

Wilkins, D. (2012). Ethical social work practice in direct work with careers and children. Ethics and Social Welfare, 6(4), 404–410. doi: 10.1080/17496535.2012.735816

Willis, A. B., Walters, L. H., & Crane, D. R. (2014). Assessing play-based activities, child talk, and single session outcome in family therapy with young children. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 40(3), 287–301. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12048

Ziff, K., Pierce, L., Johanson, S., & King, M. (2012). ArtBreak: A creative group counseling program for children. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 7(1), 107–121. doi:10.1080/15401383.2012.657597

Other Readings

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