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    Welcome to school year 2016-2017

    We Believe…
    • Children have dignity and worth as human beings.
    • Children learn best when they feel good about themselves and their relationships with others.
    • Children who understand their feelings are better able to control their behavior.
    • Children are capable of making responsible choices.
    • Attitudes formed during elementary school shape future attitudes toward learning, self and society.

    Young people face greater risks than previous generations:

    • Young people face increasing violence in our society and in their schools.
    • Some young people face hopelessness that can lead to self-destructive behavior.

    Childrenaffected by these and other issues are not able to achieve at theirfull academic potential. The counselor's primary task is to help thembecome better learners by providing a comprehensive program thatincludes responsive services, individual planning, systems support anda guidance curriculum.

    In Our Changing World

    • By age 21, today's young people have faced more decisions than their grandparents faced in a lifetime.
    • One out of five families move each year.
    • Everyone faces career decisions.

    Your child's social worker Helps…

    • Children develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves.
    • Children cope with family changes.
    • Children develop decision making and problem solving skills.
    • Children develop socially and emotionally, to mature in their relations with others.
    • Children to understand themselves in relation to their own development.
    • Parents understand their children's emotions, behaviors, and learning styles, and assist them in meeting their child's needs.
    • Schoolstaff, teachers and administrators understand and meet the needs of allstudents in intellectual, personal, social and emotional areas.
    • Parents and teachers create a positive learning environment.

    Why call the social worker?

    • A problem on the on the playground has upset your child.
    • You have seen a change in your child's work and grades?
    • The teacher feels your child is having difficulty with the academics.
    • Your child feels bullied or scared at school.
    • A change in your family has occurred and this may upset your child.
    • Transitioning to the middle school, or first grade worries your child.

    Questions you might ask the social worker

    • What in an IEP meeting?
    • How can I find out about outside counseling?
    • Do you know of groups for children?

    Know The WEB–Navigating the information highway

Last Modified on August 19, 2016