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Cross-disciplinary Collaboration and Health Promotion in Schools

Testa, Doris (2012) Cross-disciplinary Collaboration and Health Promotion in Schools. Australian Social Work, 65 (4). pp. 535-551. ISSN 0312-407X

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Abstract

School-based social workers, collaborating with teachers, can contribute to the development of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required for individuals to live healthy lives both in the short and long term. This article reports on a case study that investigated the effectiveness of the input of social work into a school-based health promotion model. Results indicated that cross-disciplinary collaboration was dependent on a number of factors: commitment to the value of cross-disciplinary collaboration, the clear identification and articulation of the expert skills and knowledge that each discipline brings to the collaboration, and on the effective negotiation of the contribution of each discipline’s expert skills and knowledge to the collaboration. When these factors are embedded in a school’s formal and professional arrangements, then cross-disciplinary collaboration is more effective. This research provides theoretical and practical lessons for those embarking on cross-disciplinary collaborations in the school setting

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID25611, welfare, wellbeing, health promotion, cross-disciplinary, field education
Subjects: Current > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Arts
Depositing User: Yimin Zeng
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 05:25
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2018 07:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23347
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2011.645242
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