OFFICE of SOCIAL WORK

 

 

Lake Forest Charter employs a full-time Social Worker

 

The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a set of core values. These core values are embraced by social workers throughout the profession’s history.

Values include:

  • Service
  • Social Justice
  • Dignity and worth of the person
  • Importance of human relationships
  • Integrity
  • Competence

Goal:

Our school Social Worker is a vital part of the total education team. She works in collaboration with a school psychologist, school nurse, parents, teachers, and administrators.


Social Worker Services include:

  • Promote regular school attendance of students through ongoing attendance monitoring
  • Counsel with students and parents
  • Provide teacher/administrative consultations
  • Manage crisis situations
  • Apply and teach conflict resolution/mediation skills
  • Plan, conduct or assist with an in-service training program for school personnel
  • Serve as a liaison between school and community referral resources
  • Make home visits
  • SATeam (Student Assistance Team)
  • Conduct individual, group, and classroom sessions:
  • Grief counseling
  • Implementation of Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
  • Divorce counseling
  • Self-esteem – social skills/character counts
  • Academic/retention support
  • Test anxiety/relaxation
  • Suspension prevention
  • Diversity and cultural awareness
  • Social Activities/Student Incentives Programs
  • Student of the Month
  • Eagles with Etiquette Club Sponsor
  • Management and Implementation of LFC Social Skills Program
  • Lead PBIS Team

These services build upon a relationship of trust and facilitate efforts that result in increased student academic achievement and social success and contribute to Lake Forest’s mission of developing students into global citizens. The school social worker integrates the information from all of these sources to provide social, emotional, behavioral, and adaptive functioning support to strengthen the child, the child’s family and the school environment.