Monday, March 7, 2016

School Social Worker Week

School social workers are part of a multidisciplinary educational team that helps address the needs of students and their families. Students receive assistance to help them overcome issues with self-esteem, social skills, depression, anxiety, anger management, and much more. Because of their specialized training, they are adept to address the social and psychological issues that can block academic progress. 

Through student screening, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and prevention programs, they help young people overcome the difficulties in their lives, and as a result, give them a better chance to reach their full academic and personal potential.

This week, we celebrate the dedication and expertise of our school social workers. Governor McCrory has signed a resolution proclaiming March 6-12 as School Social Worker Week in North Carolina.

Please join us in thanking and honoring these very important members of our school teams.