Social Work Referral
Issues that May Prompt a School Social Work Referral:
- Mental health issues
- Abuse or neglect
- Lack of basic needs/homelessness
- Pregnancy or teen parent needs
- Change in academic performance
- Chronic attendance or tardiness issues
- Coping or social skills deficits
- Facilitation of school-home-community communication
- Student advocacy
- Referral, monitoring, collaboration to and with community agencies
- Staff support and/or development
- Substance 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 the student’s success at school.
How do I make a referral?
- Parents can contact their student’s counselor or their assigned social worker, if known
- ETHS teachers and staff must complete a social work referral form
- Students can self-refer themselves by talking to their assigned social worker