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1 School Social Work: Ensuring Student Success Connecting Schools, Families & Community Removing Barriers to Education Slide show based on documents from the School Social Work Association of America Guilford County School Social Services

2 School Social Work Is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of social work Includes: assessment, crisis intervention, home visits, conflict resolution, individual and group counseling, consultation, program development, and coordination of school and community services

3 School Social Workers Bring unique professional knowledge, skills and perspectives Are employed by school districts to enhance the academic mission Actively address academic barriers within the child, home, school, and community Serve as catalysts to bring people together and to create an environment conducive to learning

4 School Social Work Services HELP STUDENTS:  Cope  Access services  Become resilient, successful learners  Gain personal and social competencies SUPPORT PARENTS:  Participate in education  Understand needs  Access resources  Strengthen parenting skills

5 School Social Work Services ASSIST EDUCATORS:  Work with parents  Discover resources  Participate in Special Education process  Understand families and cultures HELP ADMINISTRATORS:  Implement prevention programs  Ensure compliance with special education laws

6 School Social Work Services LINKING SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES TO:  Coordinate the delivery of education and mental health services  Develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families

7 School Social Work Many children need mental health services. Many of these students will not achieve academic success due to social emotional, and behavioral problems affecting school performance. School Social Workers help these students through early identification, prevention, intervention, counseling and support.

8 Web Resources National Association of Social Workers naswdc.org/ School Social Work Association of America:


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