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Welcome to school year 2016-2017
- 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
- Sites for Children
- Sites for Parents