About School Social Work

WHY do today's schools need School Social Workers?

Children today are increasingly victims of many social forces that negatively affect their role as students.

The family is in a state of change and until it becomes stabilized, in whatever form, children's unmet physical and emotional needs will continue to interfere with their ability to learn and adjust in school.


WHO are School Social Workers?

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. School Social Workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success. They could be Licensed Social Workers or Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Some have a Masters degree in Social work.
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