Mrs. Stewart and Ms. Steffie - SSW
The Social Work/Family School Liaison Program offers support services, and acts as a resource to families and individuals who may be experiencing difficulties at home or at school.
What is a School Social Worker or a Family School Liaison Worker?
The School Social Workers (SSW) and Family School Liaison Workers (FSLW) are available to enhance the development of a student's educational, social, emotional and behavioral experiences. The School Social Workers and Family School Liaison Workers are able to provide assistance to students on an individual basis and may also facilitate group/classroom sessions dependent on the needs in the individual schools. The School Social Workers and Family School Liaison Workers are a link to a variety of community agencies and advocate effectively in support of students and their families.
The goal of the School Social Worker and Family School Liaison staff is to ensure that:
- Families and students have effective Life Skills
- Families are connected to their schools and their community
- Collaboration with community agencies will enhance the well being of students and their families
Some of the concerns that SWs and FSLWs can help with are:
- School-based concerns (e.g., motivation, classroom and playground concerns, school transitions, attention difficulties, etc.)
- Emotional concerns (e.g., anger, conflicts, self-esteem, worry, grief, sadness, etc.)
- Social concerns (e.g., peer conflicts, relationship concerns, friendship issues, etc.)
- Family concerns (e.g., separation/divorce, sibling conflicts, parenting strategies, lack of resources, home-school communication, etc.)
- Behavioral issues (e.g., safety issues, bullying, defiance, etc.)
- Other (e.g., physical/health related issues, pregnancy, alcohol/drug misuse, basic needs resourcing, advocacy, etc.)
Referrals can be made by:
- Family Members
- School Staff
- Students themselves
Contact our SSW: Please contact the office or Mrs. Stewart or Ms. Steffie directly if you would like your child to come down and talk. A consent form is required after the initial visit.