Social Workers

School Social Workers

  • Are employed by the school district to enhance the academic mission by providing services which strengthen home/school/community partnerships
  • Actively address barriers within the child, home, school, and community that interfere with student achievement
  • Serve as catalysts to bring people together and to create an environment that is conducive to effective problem solving and learning
  • Practice includes: assessment, crisis intervention, home visits, conflict resolution, individual and group counseling, consultation, program development, and coordination of school and community services

Matt Jahnke
Email
608.318.8127

Mr. Hanifl
Email
608.318.8124

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICES

Helping students to:                                                      

  • cope in times of crisis 
  • access mental health services
  • become resilient, successful learners
  • gain personal and social competencies

Working with administrators to:

1. Implement effective prevention programs and policies which address: 

  • school attendance
  • alcohol and other drug abuse
  • teen pregnancy
  • violence
  • suicide and sudden death
  • child abuse and neglect
  • school safety

2. Ensure compliance with special education laws

Supporting parents to:

  • effectively participate in their child's education
  • understand their child's developmental and educational needs
  • access school and community resources
  • understand special education services
  • strengthen parenting skills

Linking schools and communities to:

  • coordinate the delivery of educational and mental health services
  • develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families

Assisting educators to:

  • work effectively with parents
  • discover new resources
  • participate in the special education process
  • understand family, cultural, and community factors affecting students
  • meet education outcomes for students of diverse backgrounds  

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