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