What does a School Social Worker Do? Help Students: Achieve maximum benefit from their educational opportunities Understand themselves and others Cope with stress Develop decision making skills
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
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
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 (Source IASSW 2013)
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