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  • Children should be Seen and Heard and Believed!

    School Social Work

    School Social Workers help students:

    • Achieve maximum academic benefit from their educational opportunities
    • Understand themselves and others
    • Develop self-control and take responsibility for their actions
    • Cope with Stress
    • Develop decision-making skills

    School Social Workers help parents:

    • Participate effectively in their child's education
    • Better understand and meet their children's social and emotional needs
    • Better understand and utilize school and community resources

    School Social Workers help schools:

    • Understand factors that affect student's abilities to allow for maximum use of their school experience
    • Access community resources
    • Improve school climate through development of school policies and a wide range of prevention and intervention programs

    School Social Workers help communities:

    • Understand school policies, programs, and practices
    • Minimize environmental factors which inhibit learning
    • Develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families

    Contributed by Illinois Association of School Social Workers (IASSW)