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Case Example of the Role of School Social Workers in a Truancy Reduction Program: South Carolina Truancy Pilot

Lynn Bye, Michelle E. Alvarez, Janet Haynes and Cindy E. Sweigart

in Truancy Prevention and Intervention

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195398496
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777402 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398496.003.0007

Series: SSWAA Workshop Series

Case Example of the Role of School Social Workers in a Truancy Reduction Program: South Carolina Truancy Pilot

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This chapter examines a truancy reduction initiative in the Berkeley County School District (BCSD), located near coastal South Carolina (SC). It discusses the process of community collaboration, program design and evaluation, and the use of school social workers as team members for program intervention. Additionally, it provides sample forms and examples that offer a model for a truancy reduction program.

Keywords: truancy prevention; intervention program; Berkeley County; community collaboration; school social workers; social work practice

Chapter.  5276 words.  Illustrated.

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