What is a School Social Worker?
School Social Workers are a vital part of the educational team, working together with educational administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, speech and language pathologists and other staff. Their unique graduate level training in social work enables them to understand and interpret the influences of the school, home, and community on children. School Social Workers identify factors that can make school a more successful experience for students.
Development of social, emotional, and problem-solving skills is essential to the academic success of children.
- Skill development (social, coping, decision making, etc.)
- Crisis intervention
- Social/ emotional learning class instruction
- Resource provision
- Problem-solving team involvement
Gary Kulpa, Special Education Administrator