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School Social Workers

Visit from James Spann
Our social workers at inservice day
Our social workers during a work day
Two individuals taking a photo together
Robbie Hines with three students
A photo of three people during FOCUS conference
Our social work team during the race
Our social workers taking a photo with a board member
Our four social workers taking a photo together
embRACE What Matters team photo
Photo of individuals running the Mental Health Matters race
photo of individuals running the race during embRACE what matters
group photos of individuals who participated in embRACE what matters race
a photo of three individuals enjoying the fun at embRACE what matters

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 (School Social Work Association of America, 2020). 

Why do we need school social workers? Children today are increasingly impacted by many social forces that negatively affect their role as students. Many families are in a state of change and until they become stabilized, in whatever form, children's unmet physical and emotional needs will continue to interfere with their ability to learn and adjust in school.‚Äč 

School social workers are instrumental in furthering the mission of the schools which is to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. School social workers are hired by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving student success (School Social Work Association of America, 2020).

School Social Worker Services