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School Social Work

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.