School Social Work Week

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This year's School Social Work Week is March 4-10, 2018.  The theme for School Social Work Week 2018 is: "United to Make a Better World."

School Social Workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the pupil services/Specialized Instructional Support Personnel team and are instrumental in furthering the purpose of schools to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and the attainment of competence and confidence.

School Social Workers enhance the district’s ability to meet its academic mission, by maintaining and enhancing the mental, emotional, behavioral, cognitive and social functioning of student learners.

School social work services promote the development of a positive school environment that supports a sense of belonging and connectedness, the development of positive relationships, enhanced self-esteem and empowerment that benefits the student, the school and broader community.

School social workers are effective members of an interdisciplinary team and bring their unique skills, abilities and a systems perspective to act as a consultant to teachers, parents and others to facilitate the understanding of how factors in the home, school and community affect student learner outcome.