About School Social Work
School social workers help students understand and overcome educational, personal, social, and emotional issues or challenges that may effect a student’s school performance and progress toward graduation. School social workers help students with choices and challenges that may impact a student’s perception, attitude, and behavior, while ensuring a smooth transition to future education or employment. Beacon’s school social workers are a guide to access community resources to help address and alleviate a student’s or their families circumstances or challenges that may be impacting a student’s success, in and out of school. Beacon’s school social workers help students to make positive choices in school and in life.
Beacons school social workers offer services such as:
- One-on-one counseling sessions for problem solving and understanding;
- Life coaching and personal support counseling;
- Group workshops on special topics such as sexuality education and decision making;
- Special counseling for health challenges and concerns;
- Grief and loss counseling;
- Information and assistance regarding alcohol and drugs;
- Helping students make decisions about balancing school and family obligations;
- Managing emotions, interpersonal conflicts, stress and crisis events;
- Understanding social and family environment and structures;
- Coping and managing personal, family and relationship issues;
- Conduct home visits as a method to access the family and conduct make contact in response to school performance, engagement or regulations.
- Maintain an ongoing liaison with community agencies and other resources to meet student needs and refer parents and student to agencies when appropriate.
- Identifying needed and locating community resources for physical and mental health/behavioral services.