Social Workers

  • 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
    • Abilities to make maximum use of their school experience
    • 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

     

    Above taken from the Illinois Association of School Social Workers website.