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School Social Workers

School social workers are trained and certified at the bachelor’s and master’s levels through accredited social work programs.  School social workers are the link between home, school, and community.  As members of the educational team comprised of teachers, administrators, student services staff, and parents, school social workers promote and support students’ academic and social success by providing specialized services that include:

  • Individual, family, and group counseling
  • Home visits
  • Collaboration with other student services professional and school staff
  • Collaboration with community agencies and organizations to meet basic needs
  • Advocacy for students, parents, and the school system
  • Support groups for students and parents
  • Crisis prevention and intervention
  • Social-developmental assessments
  • Parent education and training
  • Case management
  • Information and referral
  • Staff development
  • Policy development such as discipline and attendance policies
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