Social Work Referral

  • Issues that May Prompt a School Social Work Referral:

    • Mental health issues
    • Abuse or neglect
    • Housing insecurity
    • Pregnancy or teen parent needs
    • Unexplained change in academic performance
    • Chronic attendance or tardiness issues
    • Difficulties coping or social skills development
    • Facilitation of school-home-community communication
    • Student advocacy
    • Referral, monitoring, collaboration to and with community agencies
    • Substance experimentation, use, or abuse

    When should I refer a student to a school social worker?

    A student should be referred to the school social worker when the student shows signs of social and/or emotional difficulties which are interfering with functioning at school.

    How do I make a referral?