• Student Services FAQs

    Who provides these services?

    Your school social worker has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and is licensed to practice by the state of Indiana. School Social Workers are school-based professionals skilled in helping to resolve your student's problems so they can come to school ready to learn. MSW professional standards are high. Your school social worker is trained to work with children and their families in many different areas. More specifically, your school social worker can help with...

    • Personal and family problems that can affect a child's attitude and performance at school
    • School issues, such as how to deal with peer pressure and friendships
    • Academics, including ways to improve study skills
    • Plans for the future - because a child's future begins with the plans that are made today
    • Referrals to outside resources for additional help

    What assistance can you provide?

    We provide assistance with the following areas:

    • ATTENDANCE
      Learning from the student and parent why attendance is a problem and brainstorming ways to maximize the days a student is in the classroom
    • BUILDING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
      Teaching students to conceptualize their emotions as this skill allows the student to ultimately manage their emotions and behavior
    • ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE
      The School Assistance Fund, funded by United Way, helps provide some needed support. Limited financial assistance may be provided for: Bradford Woods trips, school clothing, vision exams and eyeglasses, emergency dental exams
    • HELPING WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENTS
      Meeting with parent/guardian for a comprehensive social history report for the special education assessment committee
    • CONFLICT MEDIATION/Bullying Prevention and Intervention
      Helping to resolve disputes among peers among the classroom, playgrounds, hallways, and community
    • CRISIS INTERVENTION
      Professional assessment and optimal intervention in student emergencies involving personal, school, and or family concerns
    • DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE
      Referral to community assessment, education and treatment agencies, or therapists who work in a team effort with the schools
    • MENTAL HEALTH
      Referral to community mental health professionals who can work with the school as team to help with any concerns
    • CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS Personal safety, problem solving, positive social skills, good hygiene, sexual abuse prevention

    How are students referred to the school social worker?

    Students are usually referred to the school social worker in one of the following ways:

    • Student Self-Referral
    • School Personnel Referral
    • Parents Referral
    • Community Agency Referral
    • Referral by Other Students