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District 95 Student Service Professionals provide programs and services to promote the academic and social potential of all students. Student Service Professionals are student advocates who work in partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and community organizations to support the academic and social needs of all students.
School Social Workers promote and support the educational process by providing students with crisis intervention and counseling, strengthening and supporting parent and family involvement, planning and developing school-based interventions with educators, engaging community resources, and assessing the need for special services.
The primary functions of District 95’s Student Services Department include:
- Mental Health Services
- Child welfare
- 504 accommodations
- Foster child and homeless liaisons
- Home and hospital visitation
- Social work
- Crisis intervention
- Linking students and families with school and community resources
- Encouraging families to effectively participate in their child’s education
- Collaborating with all school personnel to assess students’ social/emotional obstacles to academic success
- Helping families understand school policies, services, and programs
- Assisting teachers and administrators in developing plans to help students with academic and behavior problems
District 95 follows Illinois state guidelines in regards to Erin’s Law, a law requiring all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:
- Students in grades PreK – 12th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult
- School personnel all about child sexual abuse
- Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families
When should I refer a student to a school social worker?
A student should be referred to the school social worker when the student shows signs of social and/or emotional difficulties which are interfering with the student’s success at school.
Brook Park Elementary School Social Worker: Jenny Castro email@example.com
S.E. Gross Middle School Social Worker: Caitlin Morris firstname.lastname@example.org