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Iowa School Social Work Practice Guide
Table of Contents


         Introduction and Welcome      

School Social Work Practice in Iowa

History of School Social Work and Special Education in Iowa, by James Clark, LISW

The Roles of  School Social Workers and the Area Education Agency System in Iowa, by Mollie Conrad, LISW

           SSW roles and longitudinal studies in Iowa, by Christopher Peckover, Ph.D


Licensure for School Social Workers in Iowa, taken from document by same name on the Iowa School Social workers’ Association website, compiled by Charlene Thiede, LISW

Link to Department of Public Health, Bureau of Professional Licensure, Iowa Board of Social Work:  http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/board_home.asp?board=sw



              SupplementalEthical Standards for School Social Work Practice, by the Midwest Council of School Social Workers

           Ethics for Iowa School Social Workers, by Charlene Thiede, LISW

           Minor Students’ Rights to Confidentiality, Self-Determination, and Informed Consent in Wisconsin,  by Nic Dibble, LSSW,             CISW

Professional Associations

Iowa School Social Workers’ Associationby Mollie Conrad, LISW  

A Retrospective Chronicle of the Midwest School Social Work Council: Its Vision and Influence after     Forty Years, by James C. Raines, Ph.D.

            School Social Work Association of America, by Mollie Conrad, LISW

            American Council on School Social Work Services, by Mollie Conrad, LISW

            National Association of Social Work, by Mollie Conrad, LISW

Iowa Department of Education, link to website

          Link to Grades, Diplomas and Transcripts for Students with Disabilities from the Iowa DE website: http://educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=715:grades-diplomas-and-transcripts-for-students-with-disabilities&catid=674:state-guidance&Itemid=3122

         Link to Iowa Teaching Standards and Criteria for AEA employees from the Iowa DE website: http://educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1684:iowa-teaching-standards-a-criteria&catid=56:educator-quality&Itemid=2841

            Implementation of the Iowa Core, by Sue Smith, LMSW

Link to special education procedures manual and documentation guide: http://www.iowaidea.org/vnews/display.v/ART/4a8b1534597fd 

Special Populations

Children and Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury: Support and Advocacy Needed from School Social Workers, Melissa A. Ford, LMSW

School Social Workers and Transition Services, by Jane S. Rock, LISW, CRC

Twelve Things School Social Workers Need to Know About Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kate McElligatt, ACSW, LISW

What SSW Should Know and Be Able to Do When Working with Students with ELL Issues, by Martha Yerington, LMSW


         The RTI of Improving Attendance by Jean Simpson, LISW


Functional Behavior Assessments and Positive Behavioral Supports: Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in the Public School Systems by Heartland AEA

Annotated "Lists" Of Empirically Supported/Evidence Based Interventions For School-Aged Children and Adolescents, from The Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting in Iowa

The Role of the School Social Worker in Reporting Abuse of a Minor, Kim Riley-Quinn, LISW


           The Resiliency-Building “Hidden” Predictors of Academic Success, by Nan Henderson, M.S.W.

         A Pro-Active Approach to Classroom Crisis, by Rose Hulsey, LCSW and Jay Kyte, LMSW

           Coping with the Sudden Death of a Student, provided by Mississippi Bend AEA, contact is Mary Cashman

Data Driven Decision Making

               Data based Decision Making, by Linda Moran, LISW

Learning Supports in Iowa

         Overview of Learning Supports in Iowa, Mollie Conrad, LISW

Iowa Youth Survey Overview, Anne Taylor, LISW

Addressing Barriers to Learning: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports  by Mollie Conrad, LISW

            Competant Private Instruction (Rose Hulsey and Jay Kyte)

            Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, by Jill Yates

         Love and Logic, by Sue Smith, LMSW