School Social Work Services

  • Mission Statement:

    District 203 social workers serve as links between home, school, and the community. As members of the educational support team, they promote and support students' academic and social success by providing services that include:

    • Collaboration with community agencies on behalf of students and their families
    • Providing information and referral to community agencies and private therapists
    • Participation in prevention programs:violence prevention, conflict resolution, peer mediation
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Individual and Group Counseling
    • Social-developmental and adaptive behavior assessments
    • Assisting in the development of behavior intervention strategies
    • Parent education
    • Teacher consultation
    School Social Workers help students to:
    • Improve interpersonal relationships
    • Cope with crisis situations
    • Develop self-discipline
    • Learn problem-solving and decision-making skills
    • Resolve conflicts without violence
    • Improve attendance
    • Build self-esteem
    • Maximize educational opportunities
    • Increase academic success
    • Remain in school and graduate
    School Social Workers support parents and families to:
    • Participate more fully in their children's education
    • Identify and meet their children's social and emotional needs
    • Access programs available to students with special needs
    • Use school and community resources more effectively

Our Social Workers