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Recognizing our School Social Worker

Shelby Johnson

Linking community resources

  • School social workers promote a continuum of services;
  • Mobilize resources and promote assets;
  • Link and coordinate community services for families in need; and
  • Honor the family’s cultural identity.

Contributing to a team approach

  • School social workers enhance the professional capacity of school personnel;
  • Facilitate engagement between student, family, school and community;
  • Promote a school climate and culture conducive to student learning and teaching excellence; and
  • Actively participate in team collaboration and problem-solving.

Making a difference in the lives of students, families, school communities

  • School social workers are trained mental health professionals;
  • Have a degree in social work;
  • Provide services related to a person’s social, emotional and life adjustment to school and society; and
  • Are the link between home, school and community in providing services to students, families and school personnel.

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