Student Support Team School Counselor- Ms. Alford School Psychologist- Ms. Lareau School Social Worker- Ms. Taylor School Social Worker- Ms. Sangare Speech & Language Pathologist- Ms Jackson
Wexler-Grant Community School School Social Work & School Counseling Program “By All-For All”
The School Social Worker and School Counselor… Provides individual and small group educational counseling. Conducts classroom lessons. Assists parents in helping children achieve school success. Coordinates school-wide activities Consults with teachers to meet student needs. Consults with outside agencies such as other therapists, social services, and other resources.
How does a child see the Social Worker or School Counselor? Teacher Referral Parent Referral Student Self-Referral SSST Team Referral IEP Referral- 504 Referral Principal Referral
The School Social Worker and School Counselor help students….. Build positive self-concepts Develop healthy relationships Respect and appreciate others Understand and express feelings Resolve conflicts and set goals Make healthy choices Build positive school habits Cope with difficult changes Work in groups Develop problem solving skills Learn to work and play with others
A child may see the Social Worker or School Counselor for….. Study skill or school related problems Friendship concerns and problems New situations Difficult decisions Resolving conflicts Success and accomplishments Finding community information Family concerns Happy occasions Death/loss or serious illness concerns Managing feelings Any other area of concern
School Social Workers and School Counselors are NOT….. A Disciplinarian An Administrator A Psychologist A Psychiatrist
Who are the School Social Workers and School Counselors? School Counselors & School Social Workers are professional educators with a community mental health focus. They understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse students. These services are provided in the personal/social, academic, and career areas.
Confidentiality All information shared with the social worker or School counselor is confidential unless: 1. Someone is planning to harm him/herself or others. 2. Someone is the victim of abuse or neglect. In these situations, we are required by law to report this information to parents and/or the appropriate agencies.
Parent Resources The following agencies offer a variety of services for families in the New Haven community in the areas including: personal development courses, emergency assistance, social support, domestic violence, and much more. Community Action Agency Hill Health Center Bh- Care Clifford Beers Believe In Me And Many more…….
This year we are partnering with the Clifford Beers Clinic to support families in the school by connecting them to what they feel is needed to support their child’s school success. The Clifford Beers Clinic will be in our school every day and are offering us many different types of supports. If you are interested in this opportunity in how they can support your student and your family, we would be happy to discuss what supports and opportunities are available for your child and family.