School social workers focus on the emotional, behavioral, social, and family factors that affect a student’s learning in school. Outcomes for students related to school social work services are increased achievement, safety, attendance, social-behavioral competency, and family and community involvement.
School Social Workers Provide:
- Assistance when a crisis occurs at school or home
- Intervention with attendance and related issues
- Case management services for homeless students and their families
- Referrals for various community and school services
- Intervention strategies for students who experience difficulty in their lives resulting from chemical abuse, either their own or someone else’s
- Conflict resolution
- Individual and group counseling to help students develop problem solving skills
- Support groups on a variety of topics
- Home visits and parent contacts to address attendance, family issues, and home concerns
- Follow-up services with community agencies
- Evaluation of emotional and behavioral needs, adaptive and developmental skills
- Collaboration and consultation with school and community professionals to meet student needs
- Assistance with alternative school programs
Each school social worker is assigned to two or more schools in the district. Social workers may be contacted at any of their assigned schools.