Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Tory Cox, Michelle Alvarez
Oxford University Press
School Social Work: National Perspectives on Practice in Schools (PDF) aims to provide a contemporary understanding of school social work practice given the changing educational context. While unique in that the content aligns with the newly developed national practice model developed by SSWAA; the textbook includes several other useful features. For one; practice and policy are approached from an intersectionality perspective; which provides a framework for thinking about various systems of oppression and allows the practitioner to account for the unique experience of students based on migration experience; sexuality; ethnicity; race; and gender. Practice and theory (alongside case studies) also illustrate school social work across the United States in a variety of settings. And finally; the authors — including school social work practitioners and school social work researchers/academics — are representative of various regions in the country; thereby providing a national overview of the profession. School Social Work is an undeniably invaluable resource for school social workers; school social work students; and school-based clinicians.