Introductory Guide to School Social Work
By Kaitlin Louie
School social workers support students who are struggling with mental, emotional, social, behavioral, and/or familial issues that are negatively impacting their academic performance and overall well-being. School social workers support students through individual and group counseling, conflict mediation, interventions to address crises, resource navigation services, and the development and implementation of school programs. School social workers can work in a number of different settings, including public schools, private schools, and academic programs that serve vulnerable populations.
School social workers can encounter numerous challenges on the job, such as lack of adequate resources to serve students, overwork, and managing the vicarious trauma and emotional burdens that their students carry. Nevertheless, school social workers may find helping children and adolescents empower themselves, tackle challenges, mature, and improve their lives to be incredibly rewarding and sustaining.
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Compiler: Fateme Mohammady
Published on the specialized media of Iranians social work