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Multisystem Skills and Interventions in School Social Work Practice

Edith M. Freeman, PhD, is professor, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Lawrence. She has an MSW from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and a PhD from the Departments of Psychology and Human Development and Family Life. She has practiced as a medical and school social worker and has been published in the area of school–community practice. She was the editor of Social Work in Education from 1993 to 1997.

Cynthia G. Franklin, PhD, LMSW-ACP, is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, where she teaches courses on clinical practice and research. She has numerous publications on school social work, clinical assessment, practice theories, and child and family practice. She is coauthor (with Dr. Catheleen Jordan) of the books Clinical Assessment for Social Workers: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods and Family Practice: Brief Systems Methods for Social Work and is coeditor (with Dr. Paula Nurius) of the book Constructivism in Practice: Methods and Challenges. She also serves as editor-in-chief of Social Work in Education.

Rowena Fong, MSW, EdD, is associate professor, Social of Social Work, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. She has an MSW from the University of California at Berkeley and an EdD from Harvard University. She has served on the editorial boards of Social Work in Education and Multicultural Social Work.

Gary L. Shaffer, PhD, is associate professor and director of field education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has an MA from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the editorial board of Social Work in Education.

Elizabeth M. Timberlake, DSW, BCD, is ordinary professor of social work at the Catholic University of America. She teaches clinical social work with children and adolescents, advanced clinical research, practice model development, and philosophical issues in social work knowledge development. Her publications target clinical interventions, school social work, children, personnel issues, and social work education. Her current research addresses the biopsychosocial functioning of homeless children and families and participants in Early Head Start (also, federally funded program evaluation). She has served on the editorial boards of Social Thought, Child and Adolescent Social Work, Social Work in Education, and Clinical Social Work.