Since problems are essentially parts of life, it is not surprising for students to face problems in their education. Problem solving experiences contribute their personal development. However, we face a balls-up when problems are not solved and people who have similar problems increased. Increasing risky behaviors amongst students such as violence, drug use, sexual abuse, committing crimes, drop outs etc. point out a failure of Turkey in terms of dealing with students' problems. In this regard, this study emphasizes on the importance and configuration of school social work practices which is a recent trend for Turkey. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.