We all have feelings! Can you guess ours?
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" -Aristotle
Guidance Office: Mrs. Winslow
What Is The Role of a School Social Worker?
The goal of a school social worker, as a member of the educational team, is to contribute to the positive social, emotional and academic development of all students. Providing support and guidance through prevention and early intervention practices, helps set the stage for optimal learning and success as children develop into responsible and productive citizens. I am available to you and your children Monday-Friday, please do not hesitate to stop by my office of leave me a message at ext. 208. If you do not hear back from me in a timely manner please contact the main office and I will be located within the building.
As the school social worker I am here to assist families, children and staff. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any concerns about your child or family needs.
The social worker:
* provides family support/consultation as needed with a multitude of social and psychological issues that may arise at school, at home, or in the larger community, such as child development; sibling relationship; stress/anger management; death, divorce and other family changes; substance abuse.
*helps families find and connect with the resources they need to address issues of housing, fuel, transportation, food, medical care, counseling, clothing, etc.
* directs classroom guidance activities on a weekly basis to assist students in developing a positive self-image; in understanding themselves and others; in developing responsibility for their actions; in learning to cope with stress; and to develop decision making skills.
* facillitates educational support groups for students, i.e. Changing Families, Friendship Groups, Conflict Resolution.
* consults with families to help them: participate effectively in their children's education; to understand and meet their children's social and emotional needs; to utilize school and community resources effectively.
* offers parenting education and workshops
* consults with staff to: discuss students' needs; to facilitate parent/teacher involvement; to provide materials/guidance as needed in the classroom.