What does a School Social Worker do?

  • School social workers help STUDENTS:

    -Achieve maximum benefit from their educational opportunities

    -Understand themselves and others

    -Cope with stress

    -Develop decision making skills

    School social workers help PARENTS:

    -Participate effectively in their children's education

    -Understand and meet their children's social and emotional needs

    -Understand programs available to students with special needs

    -Utilize school and community resources effectively

    School social workers help SCHOOLS:

    -Understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) that affect students

    -Utilize their resources in meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of students

    -Promote a safe school environment

    School Social Workers help COMMUNITIES:

    -Understand school policies, programs, and practice

    -Minimize those environmental factors which inhibit learning

    -Develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families