Global trends and school-based social work

Paula Allen-Meares, Katherine L. Montgomery

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In the 21st century, substantial advancements have been made across the globe that positively affect the ability for school-based social workers in the fields of practice, policy, and research to meet the needs of the world's youths. Nonetheless, children continue to suffer from poverty-stricken environments, absence of basic needs, poor or no health care, and insufficient access to quality education. The purpose of this article was to review recent trends in children's rights to education, psychological and behavioral health, and physiological health and to provide social workers with a contextual landscape for progress. Specific suggestions about how school-based social workers can make improvements across the globe are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-112
Number of pages8
JournalChildren and Schools
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • global
  • literature review
  • school based
  • social work
  • trends

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education


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