School Social Workers
School social workers provide an ecological approach to ensuring student success.
School social workers assist children and families by examining those factors in the home, school and/or community that are impacting a student's educational success and then assist in reducing those barriers to learning.
School social workers reduce barriers to learning such as:
- alcohol and other drug abuse
- suicide and sudden death
- child abuse and neglect
- school safety
- basic family needs
- economic factors
- behavioral difficulties
- social competencies bullying divorce mental health concerns
- learning factors such as special education needs
Additionally, school social workers assist students in improving interpersonal relationships, coping with difficult and crisis situations, developing self-esteem and self-discipline, learning problem solving and conflict resolution skills, and developing age-appropriate social skills.