School social work is a subset of the larger field of social work practice. School social worker Dr. Suresh Borole contributes special expertise and abilities to the school system and the student services team. School Social Workers are certified mental health specialists who can help with mental health issues, behavioral issues, positive behavioral assistance, academic and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators, and individual and group counseling/therapy. School social workers play an important role in advancing the objective of schools, which is to provide a space for teaching, learning, and the development of competence and confidence. School social workers are recruited by school districts to help the district fulfill its academic purpose, particularly when family, school, and community collaboration is critical to student success. ​


Who are School Socialists?


School Social Workers are mental health specialists with a degree who work in schools. social workers who give services relating to a person’s social, emotional, and life circumstances

Adaptation to school and/or society School Social Workers serve as a bridge between the family, school, and community in providing both direct and indirect services to Students, families, and school personnel who work together to promote and support students’ academic success as well as social success.


School Social Work Services


Related Services


  • Attending special education assessment meetings and individual Educational Planning Meetings
  • Working with challenges in a child’s living situation that impair the child’s school adjustment. (at home, school, and the neighborhood)
  • Creating a social or developmental history for a disabled child.
  • Group, individual, and/or family counseling
  • Bringing together family, school, and community resources to help the child learn as successfully as possible in his or her educational program.
  • Assisting in the development of effective behavioral intervention tactics.


Work for Students


  • Providing crisis intervention services.
  • Creating intervention tactics that boost academic success.
  • Aiding in the resolution of conflicts and the management of anger.
  • assisting the child in the development of acceptable social interaction skills
  • Helping the youngster understand and accept himself and others.


 Services to Parents


  • Working with parents to ensure their involvement in their children’s school adjustment.
  • Reducing family stress for the child to operate more efficiently in school and the community.
  • Assisting parents in gaining access to programs for students with special needs.
  • Assisting parents in gaining access to and making use of school and community resources.


Social Help for School Personnel


  • Providing crucial information to staff for them to better understand the elements influencing a student’s performance and behavior (cultural, sociological, economic, family, health, etc.).
  • Examining students who have mental health issues.
  • Creating in-service training programs for employees.
  • Helping teachers with classroom management.
  • Giving direct assistance to employees.


School Community Liaison


  • Obtaining and arranging community resources to fulfill the needs of kids
  • Assisting school districts in receiving enough support from social and mental health agencies.
  • Advocating for new and enhanced community/school services to suit the needs of kids and families.
  • Assisting the system in responding efficiently to each child’s needs.


Service to Districts


  • Assist in the development and implementation of educational programs for children with special needs.
  • Creating alternate programs for pupils who have attendance issues or are involved with the law.
  • Reporting and detecting child abuse and neglect
  • Consultation on school law and policy is provided.
  • Case management for children and families that require various resources.


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