Best Practice Prevention and Intervention Resources for School Social Workers

Posted: Wed, 09/21/2011 - 10:46am Updated: Mon, 12/01/2014 - 1:53pm

Welcome to the site where you can access best practice/research-based prevention and intervention programs designed to meet the social/emotional/behavioral needs of all students as outlined in the Response to Intervention (RtI) process. Here, you will find information about assessment, evidence-based programs for prevention, early intervention and treatment. In addition, we have included a separate library of websites that address multiple areas of interest (specifically research and data demonstrating the effectiveness of specific programs).

Below, topics have been categorized as Assessment and Appraisal Resources; School-Wide Programs/Tier 1; Targeted Interventions/Tier 2 & 3; or Resources.

* School-wide Programs/Tier 1 are preventive and proactive practices and supports designed for all students in the general curriculum.

*Targeted Interventions/Tier 2 & 3 are supplemental services and interventions that are provided in addition to school-wide prevention programs to those students for whom data suggests additional support is warranted. At Tier 3, more intensive interventions are provided in addition to school-wide and targeted supports with the goal of providing individual students with the social/emotional/behavioral health supports that will allow them to fully benefit from core instruction.

Assessment and Appraisal Resources:

Appraisal Tools
Assessment Tools
Goal Attainment Scaling

Outcomes:

Center for School Counseling Outcome Research
Interventions currently under review: Student Success Skills, Second Step Violence Prevention, The Real Game, Learning to Learn, Peacebuilders
Statistical Decisions
Statistical Interpretation

School-wide Prevention (Tier 1) and Targeted Intervention (Tier 2) Issues and Services:

After School Programs

Targeted Interventions
Resources

Anger Management

Prevention
Targeted Interventions

Anxiety

Resource

Attendance

Targeted Interventions

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Targeted Interventions
Resources

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Targeted Interventions
Resources

Behavior

Prevention

Behavioral Rubrics

Bipolar Disorder

Currently there are no evidence-based psychosocial interventions for students with bi-polar disorder, but clinical trials of the most promising interventions are underway including:
Targeted Interventions
Resources

Bullying

Prevention

Career Exploration

Resources

Career Education

Resources

Conduct Disorder

Targeted Interventions
Resources
  • Parent Management Training (PMT)

Co-Occurring Disorders

Resources
  • Parent Management Training (PMT)

Creating a Positive School Climate

Prevention
Resources

Crisis Prevention – School or District-Wide

Resources

Critical Thinking

Resources

Depression in Adolescence

Resources

Dropout Prevention

Prevention
Targeted Intervention
Resources

Eating Disorders

Targeted Interventions

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender

Resources

Grief and Loss

Targeted Interventions

Homeless Students

Resources

Juvenile Delinquency

Resources

Mentoring

Targeted Interventions
Resources

Minority and Migrant Students

Resources

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Targeted Interventions

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Targeted Interventions
  • Effective Interventions for Youth With Oppositional Defiant Disorder: “The School Services Sourcebook” Chapter 5. Franklin, C., Harris, M.B., & Allen-Meares, P.

Parenting

Resources

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Targeted Interventions

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Targeted Interventions
  • Group Art Therapy
Resources

Response to Intervention / Integrated and Focused Systems

Resources

Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Resources
  • "Effective Interventions for Students with Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders". Susan Stone. From "The School Services Sourcebook". Chapter 11. Franklin, Harris, Allen-Meares

School Safety

Prevention
Targeted Interventions
Resources

Self-Harming Adolescents

Targeted Interventions
  • “Integrative, Solution Oriented Approaches With Self-Harming Adolescents” Matthew D. Selekman. The School Services Sourcebook Chapter 27 Franklin, Harris, Allen-Meares

Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Targeted Interventions

Service Learning

Resources

Social Skills Training

Prevention
Resources

Substance Abuse Prevention

Resources
Targeted Interventions

Suicide Prevention

Resources
  • See Article: “Suicide Prevention Program Focuses on Teens” Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, Christian Science Monitor Jan. 3rd 2008 Edition states: Research shows that “Signs of Suicide” helps reduce the number of attempts by high school students.”

Violence Prevention

Targeted Interventions

School-wide Prevention (Tier 1) and Targeted Intervention (Tier 2) Issues and Services:

Advocacy Groups

Database Resources

Empirically Supported Treatments for Children & Adolescents

Library Critiques of Web-Based Information

University Research Centers