Neuroscience for Social Work

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Neuroscience for Social Work

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Current Research and Practice

Editors:

  • Holly Matto PhD
  • Jessica Strolin-Goltzman PhD
  • Michelle Ballan PhD
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This clear and accessible guideówritten by social workers for social workersódescribes the most current developments in neuroscience and their practical applications for social work in education, child welfare, health, mental health, and criminal justice settings. The contributions of social work experts in these key areas of practice make this vast and ever-expanding body of neuroscientific knowledge easily understandable, with specific relevance to understanding the impact of the environment on neural mechanisms and human life course trajectories.

The text examines how neuroimaging can be used to examine psychosocial treatment efficacy, discusses cross-system programmatic and policy implications that respond to the way in which toxic environments and early disrupted attachment affect brain and behavior, and addresses the importance of bioethics to inform the integration of neuroscience into social work practice.

This is the only text on this topic with chapters organized around five practice settings and embedded with application skills across micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Each chapter includes an overview of the latest scientific research pertaining to the topic and discusses implications for assessment, prevention, intervention, policy, research, and ethics. Real-world case studies in each chapter enhance practice applications.

Key Features:

  • Describes the latest applications of neuroscience across social work settings in education, child welfare, health, mental health, and criminal justice
  • Examines latest neuroscientific research for each topic and its implications for assessment, prevention, intervention, policy issues, research, and ethical/legal issues
  • Draws clear practical implications in each chapter
  • Written by social workers for social workers
  • Includes the contributions of noted social work researchers, faculty, and practitioners

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 29, 2013
  • Page Count 416
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108760

Table of Contents 

Contributors ix

Foreword Julie Cooper Altman and Richard A. Altman xiii

Preface xxv

SECTION A: NEUROSCIENTIFIC IMPLICATIONS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

Chapter 1. Introduction 1 Holly C. Matto, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, and Michelle S. Ballan

Chapter 2. Your Brain on Empathy: Implications for Social Work Practice 9 Karen E. Gerdes, Elizabeth A. Segal, and Jordan K. Harmon

Chapter 3. Mirror Neurons 37 Rosemary L. Farmer

Chapter 4. Use of Meditative Dialogue to Cultivate Compassion and Empathy With Survivors of Complex Childhood Trauma 57 Susan A. Lord

Chapter 5. Traumatic Stress Response Transactions on Development 69 Jose Carbajal and Regina T. P. Aguirre

Chapter 6. F.I.T. Camp: A Biopsychosocial Model of Positive Youth Development for At-Risk Adolescents 87 Raquel Warley, De’Shay Thomas, and Monica Harris

SECTION B: NEUROSCIENTIFIC IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN CHILD WELFARE AND EDUCATION

Chapter 7. Effects of Child Maltreatment on Brain Development 111 Kya Fawley-King and Emily C. Merz

Chapter 8. The Role of Neurobiology in Social Work PracWith Youth Transitioning From Foster Care Wendy B. Smith tice 141

Chapter 9. How Neuroscience Can Inform Educational Practices for Youth Involved in the Child Welf are

System 161 Haley Woodside-Jiron, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, and Jesse C. Suter

Chapter 10. Using Neuroscience to Inform Social Work Practices in Schools for Children With Disabilities 177 Cristina Mogro-Wilson

Chapter 11. Management of Violence and Aggression in Schools 203 Alexa Smith-Osborne

SECTION C: NEUROSCIENTIFIC IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH

Chapter 12. Substance Abuse 217 Holly C. Matto, Suzanne Brown, and Michelle S. Ballan

Chapter 13. Targeting Transdiagnostic Processes in Clinical Practice Through Mindfulness: Cognitive, Affective, and Neurobiological Perspectives 235 Eric L. Garland, Jaclyn Williams, Hillary Gale, Amber Kelly, and Matthew O. Howard

Chapter 14. Toxic Stress and Brain Development in Young Homeless Children 263 Nathan Hutto and Julianne Viola

Chapter 15. Traumatic Brain Injury and Military Families 279 Alexa Smith-Osborne

Chapter 16. Major Depression Is Systemic Inflammation 293 Jill Littrell

SECTION D: NEUROSCIENTIFIC IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Chapter 17. Neuroscience of Risk-Taking in Adolescence 313 Michelle Evans-Chase

Chapter 18. Neurodevelopmental Approaches to Understanding

and Working With Adolescents in the Juvenile

Justice System 335

George S. Leibowitz

Chapter 19. Adult Criminal Justice System 355 Elizabeth D. Hutchison

Index 379