School-Linked Services

Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities

Laura R. Bronstein and Susan E. Mason. Foreword by Jane Quinn

Columbia University Press

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School-Linked Services

Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities

Laura R. Bronstein and Susan E. Mason. Foreword by Jane Quinn

Columbia University Press

The evidence-based strategies in this volume close the achievement gap among students from all sociological backgrounds. Designed according to local needs assessments, they provide the services, programs, initiatives, and relationships that are crucial for children's success in school and life.

These practices and programs include afterschool and summer sessions, early-childhood education, school-linked health and mental health services, family engagement, and youth leadership opportunities. This book addresses the policy and funding requirements that help these partnerships thrive and offers effective counterarguments against those who would question their value. The text describes strategies that work in both rural and urban contexts and includes a chapter evaluating school-community partnerships across the world. Because it involves collaborations across professions and organizations, the book's interdisciplinary approach will appeal to those in social work, education, psychology, public health, counseling, nursing, and public policy.
A powerful resource for pre-service programs in education, social work, nursing, and public policy, as well as a guide for working professionals, practitioners, policy-setters and grant-makers. By weaving rigor with compassion, Bronstein and Mason have made a significant contribution to our nation's schools and, ultimately, to our nation's children. from the foreword by Jane Quinn, Vice President for Community Schools, and Director, National Center for Community Schools, The Children's Aid Society
This insightful book will serve as a primer to educators and policymakers who seek to understand how school-linked services work to enhance educational opportunities for children and mitigate the effects of poverty. A thorough and comprehensive analysis of many existing programs and initiatives, School-Linked Services makes it clear that we can devise strategies to help poor children and the schools that serve them to succeed. Pedro A. Noguera, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Bronstein and Mason provide a timely guide to achieve the cross-system collaboration needed for individual and school success. In particular, they nail the real-life examples needed to make this a tangible and concrete handbook for anyone looking to improve both schools and their communities. James Canfield, University of Cincinnati
A thorough overview of school-linked social services—much needed by today's practitioners and researchers. Katherine Phillippo, Loyola University Chicago
A valuable resource for academics, as well as practitioners working to build meaningful and enduring partnerships that improve the lives of children and families in communities across America. Ira Harkavy, University of Pennsylvania
Foreword                                                                                                                    
Introduction
1. Making the Case for School-Linked Services
2. The School
3. School-Linked Services Today
4. Working Effectively Across Systems
5. Settings
6. International Initiatives
7. Public Education, School-Linked Services, and Relevant Policies 
8. Funding 
9. Assessing Outcomes
Epilogue: Creating a Successful School-Community Partnership for School-Linked Services
References
Index

About the Author

Laura R. Bronstein is dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, professor of social work, and executive director of the Institute for Multigenerational Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Susan E. Mason is professor of social work and sociology and director of the PhD program in social welfare at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University.