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AUGS School Social Worker
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Titans
Learning Opportunities Program
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-838-8333
Ms. Holtman joined the AUGS staff in August of 2014. Prior to that she was a School Social Worker for Camelot Therapeutic Day School in Kankakee County. Ms. Holtman worked in the mental health field as a Social Worker with adults with Developmental Disabilities for 7 years before becoming a School Social Worker. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 2002 through Olivet Nazarene University and her Masters of Social Work in 2010 through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Holtman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Social Emotional Learning Standards:
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to:
- recognize and manage their emotions;
- demonstrate caring and concern for others;
- establish positive relationships;
- make responsible decisions; and
- handle challenging situations constructively.
WHO are School Social Workers?
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. School Social Workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success.
WHAT are some of the specific services that School Social Workers provide?
- Participating in special education assessment meetings as well as Individual Educational Planning Meetings
- Working with those problems in a child's living situation that affect the child’s adjustment in school. (home, school, and community)
- Preparing a social or developmental history on a child with a disability.
- Counseling (group, individual and/or family)
- Mobilizing family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program
- Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.
SERVICES TO STUDENTS:
- Providing crisis intervention.
- Developing intervention strategies to increase academic success.
- Assisting with conflict resolution and anger management.
- Helping the child develop appropriate social interaction skills.
- Assisting the child in understanding and accepting self and others.