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ILTS School Social Worker 184 Study Guide
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According to Maslow's heirarchy of needs, in which of the following situations would a new student most likely be at the level of safety and security?
Jenny is living temporarily with relatives as a result of her parents' recent divorce and her family's long-term history of domestic violence.
The mother of an intact family with four children seeks treatment for depression. The mother begins to function more effectively in the home and in the community . According to family systems theory which of the following outcomes can be most clearly predicted for the family?
The mother's experiences will influence the roles or functions of each family member.
A teacher who is planning a long-term assignment could most effectively accommodate the diverse learning styles of third grade students by
Allowing students to work cooperatively when planning and working on projects
Which of the following describes the first step a school social worker should take before initiating referrals to the community agencies for a student's family?
Identify the appropriate agency to meet the family's needs.
A school social worker is starting a group for middle school students at risk for using drugs and alcohol. The social worker has obtained several referrals from teachers and interviewed the students individually. Which of the following would be the most appropriate goal for the group's first session?
Establishing a sense of safety by creating clear rules and expectations
The school social worker is meeting with each of the teachers of a seventh grade student who has recently been diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Of the following interventions the school social worker could suggest to a teacher which would best help the student remain on-task during class?
designing instructions that includes frequent breaks
Which of the following is the best confirmation of the reliability of data obtained in behavioral research ?
Several independent researchers achieve similar results using the same methodology.
Which of the following is the most effective first step in gathering information to asses the medical factors that affect an elementary student's learning?
asking the student's parents to release the student's medical records
In the course of developing a Behavioral Intervention Plan for a seventh grade boy, the school social worker interviews him, observes him in the classroom and asks his parents and teachers to complete behavioral rating scales about him. This evaluative process is best describes as:
Functional behavior assessment
The most effective way for a school social worker to include parents/guardians is to
make a home visit to explain the benefits of their participation in the process
Which of the following communications techniques would be most effective for a school social worker to use to avoid adversarial discussions with students' parents/guardians?
expressing concern in a non-judgmental manner
When initiating a consulting relationship with teachers, a school social worker's most effective strategy would be offering to
build rapport with teachers
Jane is a middle school student new to the school district with a recent history of a disrupted adoption and school discipline problems. Her caseworker would like to add school-based services to the therapy and specialized foster care that Jane receives. Of the following interventions, which of the following interventions would be the most proactive and collaborative one for the school social worker to suggest?
Meeting with Jane , her caseworker, and her therapist to develop a supportive school plan for her at school
When survey results indicate a high rate of depression among local high school students, it would be most appropriate for the school social worker to advocate for
creating a school program to screen students for depression
Which of the following would best promote the development of social responsibility in a student who is working to manage her anger more effectively?
mentoring a younger student with similar issues
Three students with attendance problems report to the school social worker that they are being bullied in one wing of the school building. The school social worker requests a meeting with the principal to address bullying and the climate in the wing. Which of the following would be the most effective approach to engage the principal in an effort to change the school climate?
bringing objective evidence of the bullying to the meeting
Which of the following interventions
would be most likely to promote within
the school staff an understanding of
factors that affect the educational
Providing workshops for teachers about the social and cultural barriers to learning
A fourth grade teacher is planning a lesson
on family history. Knowing that families
have different structures, the teacher is
concerned about having the class make
family trees and has asked the school
social worker for advice. Which of the
following suggestions would be the most
appropriate for the school social worker
to offer in this case?
Use a different activity that will accommodate a variety of family constellations
According to the National Association
of Social Workers (NASW) standards,
school social workers who are developing
plans of action for students should give
particular consideration to the capacity
of all students to:
be involved in directing their own learning
Membership in a national organization
provides a school social worker with
which of the following benefits?
information about current research and practices in the field
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